Britain 'appalled' by Iran hangings.


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1Britain ` appalled ' by Iran hangings .
2Britain said Thursday it was `` appalled '' by the reported hanging of two men in Iran convicted of being Mohareb -LRB- enemies of God -RRB- , the first executions of dissidents since post-election protests .
3`` I am appalled by reports that Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani and Arash Rahmani Pour were hanged this morning in Iran , '' said Foreign Secretary David Miliband .
4`` The trials and now these subsequent executions undermine Iran 's claimed commitment to justice , human rights and democratic values . ''
5Their executions were the first reported hangings of people tried after the wave of protests that broke out following the disputed June 12 re-election of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad .
6Miliband praised the determination of protestors , saying they showed `` the strength of desire for democracy , human rights and fundamental freedoms amongst ordinary Iranians . ''
7`` These latest executions appear to be politically motivated and yet another attempt by the regime to silence dissent , '' he said .
8`` I call on the Iranian Government to meet the human rights obligations to which it is committed . ''
9As well as convictions for being enemies of God , the pair were also charged with plotting to topple the Islamic regime , ISNA news agency said , quoting the Tehran prosecutor 's office .