Tehran, Iran, Sep. 17 â€“ An Iranian man was hanged in public in the volatile town of Ahwaz, southwest Iran, on Saturday morning, Iran state-run news agency reported.
Jassem H., also known by his nickname Abbass Khosreji, was accused of being â€œMoharebâ€, or waging war on God.
In the past, Iranâ€™s judiciary has executed political opponents of the Islamic Republic on the charge of being a Mohareb.
Ahwaz, provincial capital of Khuzistan, is home to Iranâ€™s ethnic Arab population and has been a hotbed of anti-government demonstrations. Throughout the months of April and July, the city was the scene of large-scale clashes between people and government forces.
Separately, on Friday, a young man identified only as Mohammad-Reza F. was hanged in a penitentiary centre in the city of Yazd, central Iran.