Iran executes 20 Sunni prisoners in one day

State media reported that the 20 "terrorist" prisoners committed several murders and undermined national security

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Iran has executed a group of 20 "terrorist" Sunni prisoners for committing several murders and undermining national security, state media reported on Thursday.

"These people had committed murder... killed women and children, caused destructions and acted against the security and killed Sunni religious leaders in some Kurdish regions," IRIB television quoted Prosecutor General Mohammad Javad Montazeri.

He said all the executions happened on Tuesday.

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