Monday, July 27, 1998 Published at 10:58 GMT 11:58 UK
World: Middle East
Iran has denied reports that it executed a member of the Bahai faith
earlier this week for converting a Muslim.
Iran denies hanging Bahai
Iranian television quoted the head of the revolutionary court in
Tehran, Gholam Rahbarpur as saying that the reports that the man --
Ruhollah Rowhani -- had been hanged were false and that no such sentence
had been passed by any Iranian court.
The denial follows condemnation of the reported execution by the
United States and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
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