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Iran has executed Swedish-Iranian dual national Habib Farajollah Chaab (pictured).

Chaab was convicted of “corruption on Earth” over his alleged role in the 2018 bombing of a military parade in southwestern Iran which killed 29 people and wounded 70.

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Chaab was detained in 2020 after Iranian security forces seized him in Turkey and brought him to Tehran. His trial began last year on charges that he led the Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahwaz, a separatist movement in Khuzestan Province in south-western Iran, and that he plotted and carried out “numerous bombings and terrorist operations”.

The prospect of the death penalty rose last July when Sweden convicted former Iranian judiciary official Hamid Nouri (pictured) for his role in mass executions in 1988.

Two weeks later, Iranian media said Chaab had “confessed” to leadership of the separatist group and orchestrating the deadly attack.

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Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billström, reacted with “dismay” on Saturday to Chaab’s execution, saying Stockholm had pleaded with Iran not to carry it out: “The death penalty is an inhuman and irreversible punishment and Sweden, together with the rest of the EU, condemns its application under all circumstances.”