An Iranian official says three people have been sentenced to death for
involvement in unrest that developed after Iran's disputed presidential
election in June.
The ISNA news agency quotes the court official
as saying the three people were convicted of ties to an anti-government
Iranian monarchist group - the Kingdom Assembly of Iran - and an exiled
Iranian opposition group - the People's Mujahedeen Organization of
The official says the death sentences are not final and can be appealed in a higher court.
Friday, an international human rights group expressed concern that more
election protesters could be sentenced to death in Iran.
International relayed that concern after reporting that Iranian
opposition activist and convicted anti-government monarchist Mohammad
Reza Ali Zamani had been given a death sentence.
It is unclear if Zamani was one of the people sentenced to death on Saturday.
Massive street protests broke out in Tehran following the re-election of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in June.
of protesters were arrested during the street demonstrations, and
rights groups say many remain in jail. Dozens of people, including
many protesters and security forces, were killed in the unrest.
Opposition leaders and protesters say the election was rigged, but authorities deny this.
exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahedeen Organization
of Iran, is based in Iraq. The United States lists the group as a
terrorist organization, but the European Union has removed that
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.