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Abdolhamid Rigi

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Nickname(s)  Rigi
Role  Abdolmalek Rigi's brother
Years of service  1998–2005
Siblings  Abdolmalek Rigi
Name  Abdolhamid Rigi

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Allegiance  Jundallah (Soldier of God)
Rank  Brother of Commander-in-chief
Died  May 24, 2010, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran
Similar People  Abdolmalek Rigi, Mohammad Khatami, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Ali Khamenei, Brahumdagh Bugti

Battles/wars  Balochistan conflict
Battles and wars  Balochistan conflict

Abdolhamid Rigi (Persian: عبدالحمید ریگی‎‎) (also spelt Abdul-hamid Rigi or Abdulhamid Rigi) (c. 1979 – May 24, 2010) was the elder brother of the detained leader of Jundallah, Abdolmalek Rigi. Like his brother, he too was a member of the Sunni Islamist militant group.

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He was executed by hanging in prison on May 24, 2010.

Detention

Rigi was arrested by Pakistani forces and transferred to Iranian officials in 2008 with 13 other militants. He was tried through the Iranian judiciary system, and was convicted of membership in the "terrorist group," Jundollah (God's Soldiers); insurgency; smuggling; participating in the bombing and killing of civilians and police, including the Revolutionary Guards; as well as being mohareb (at war with God). He was sentenced to death through capital punishment.

Facts

He was the elder brother of the detained leader of Jundallah, 'Abdolmalek Rigi'.

He was a member of the Sunni Islamist militant group.

He was arrested by Pakistani forces and transferred to Iranian officials in 2008 with 13 other militants.

In June 2009, during an interview with Press TV, he confessed that he killed his wife and his brother-in-law.

Culpability

In June 2009, during an interview with Press TV, he confessed to killing his wife and his brother-in-law. He also condemned his brother's acts. He claimed that there was a secret tie-up between Jondollah and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Death sentence

Rigi was supposed to have been executed in 2009 with others, but was only executed on May 24, 2010, by hanging in Zahedan's jail in front of his victims' relatives.

After the execution, his parents-in-law were interviewed. They said Rigi was a "brutal criminal". They also asked for the cooperation of Pakistan to return his children to Iran.

References

Abdolhamid Rigi Wikipedia


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