TEHRAN: Over a dozen people were killed in an attack on a shrine in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz in October, and on Saturday, the Iranian judiciary announced that two individuals had been given death sentences in connection with the attack.


According to the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Moussavi, the pair was found guilty of aiding in “corruption on earth, armed rebellion, and acting against national security,” as reported by the judicial website Mizan Online.
According to Moussavi, they “were directly involved in arming, procurement, logistics, and guidance of the main perpetrator of the terrorist attack” on the Shah Cheragh mausoleum on October 26 that killed 13 people and injured 30 others.

He also revealed that three other defendants in the case had received prison terms of between 15 and 25 years for their involvement with Daesh.

He also noted that the supreme court would hear appeals of the verdicts against the five.

According to Mizan, the main perpetrator of the attack, Hamed Badakhshan, who was identified by Iranian media outlets, died of injuries sustained during his arrest.

The Islamic Republic announced in November that it had arrested 26 “takfiri terrorists” from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, and Tajikistan in connection with the attack.