Criminals behind Sunni cleric’s assassination are against prosperity

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Criminals behind Sunni cleric’s assassination are against prosperity

Criminals behind Sunni cleric’s assassination are against prosperity, unity of all Iranian ethnic groups: Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced the abduction and assassination of renowned Sunni cleric Molavi Abdulvahed Rigi in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, stating that those responsible for the heinous crime have actually served parties opposed to the prosperity and unity of all Iranian ethnic groups. Ayatollah Khamenei, in a message released on Wednesday, expressed deep condolences over the tragic incident, calling upon relevant authorities to promptly and seriously prosecute those involved, and bring them to justice.

The kidnapping and the martyrdom of “this benevolent and brave scholar filled my heart with great sorrow. The bandits who committed the crime are dishonored mercenaries of enemies opposed to the prosperity of our Baluch compatriots and the unity of the entire Iranian nation,” the Leader wrote. “Relevant institutions are duty-bound to rapidly and seriously prosecute and punish the criminals,” he said. Ayatollah Khamenei also commiserated with the Sunni cleric’s family and all the population of Sistan and Baluchestan province, especially the residents of Khash and Iranshahr cities, and prayed for God’s mercy upon all Iranians.

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry announced in a statement on Tuesday that it had identified and arrested three of the main terrorist elements behind Molavi Abdulvahed Rigi’s assassination. “These terrorist elements were planning to abscond from the country after the assassination of the martyr when they were arrested” by the intelligence forces, the statement noted. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said further information regarding the case will subsequently be released. The provincial officials confirmed on Friday that Molavi Abdulvahed Rigi had been kidnapped and martyred by unknown individuals as the police investigated the case. The Sunni cleric was the Friday prayers leader of Imam Hussein Mosque in Khash, in the southeastern province. He was also a seminary teacher.

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