Judiciary releases details of Rigi trial
The Iranian Judiciary has released the tape of Abdulmalik Rigi’s first court appearance, in which he pleaded guilty to all charges leveled against him.
“I do confess that we had a perverted motive”, said Abdulmalik Rigi, the captured ringleader of the Jundallah terrorist group.
“We were of the conviction that we were involved in a Jihad (fighting for a holy cause). We had based our activities on two things: ethnic and religious notions. That is, the religious problems that Sunnis are facing, and the ethnic problems that Baluch (an ethnic group in Iran) people have”, added Rigi in his confessions.
“In retrospect, I see that we were obsessed with a sort of superficiality coupled with religious prejudices”, Rigi further confessed.
“Our activities had no other benefit than leaving many innocent people killed” said the terrorist.
The indictment read out in the session contained seventy-nine different counts.
The families of the victims of the terrorist attacks by Rigi’s gang were also in the courtroom.
Rigi, accompanied by his lawyer, pleaded guilty to all charges.
The prosecutors have demanded the death penalty for Rigi.
The terrorist ringleader has already divulged information on his connections with foreign spy agencies like the CIA as well as NATO officials in Afghanistan.
Iranian security forces apprehended Rigi on February 23 while he was on a plane to Kyrgyzstan from Dubai.