0916 GMT July 15, 2018
The death sentences, which had been issued by Branch 15 of Tehran’s Islamic Revolution Tribunal in May, had been sent for implementation to the Office of the Prosecutor, Moussa Qazanfarabadi, the head of the capital’s Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal said on Friday.
Qazanfarabadi added that the terrorists had been convicted of “participating in crimes punishable by death,” and that the sentences would be implemented after the Judiciary chief granted the necessary permission.
In June, 2017, the Daesh terror group carried out simultaneous attacks on Iran’s Parliament and the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. A total of 22 people – 17 civilians and 5 assailants – were killed during the attacks.
The eight convicts executed were among a total of 26 people who were arrested in the aftermath of the attacks, mainly in operations along the borders with Iraq and Turkey.
The cases of the remaining 18 Daesh members who were involved in last year’s attacks in Tehran are still under legal investigation.