Iran ‘executes Kurdish activist’

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A Kurdish opposition activist convicted of carrying weapons and working against national security has been executed in western Iran, local media have said.

Kordestan province judiciary chief Ali Akbar Gharoussi told the semi-official Fars news agency that Ehsan Fatahian had been hanged in Sanandaj prison.

Human rights groups said Mr Fatahian no evidence was given at his trial proving he had engaged in armed operations.

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