Kurdish political prisoner hanged in Iran
Tehran: A Kurdish political prisoner was hanged in Iran for being an “enemy of God” and for committing “propaganda against the state”, rights groups reported. Mansour Arvand was executed on Sunday in Miandoab prison in the northwest of the country, rights groups said, citing unofficial reports. Arvand, a 39-year-old former wrestler from the northwest Iranian Kurdish city of Mahabad, was in 2011 sentenced for the capital crime of ‘Moharebeh’ or “enmity towards God’. He denied all charges.