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Man Charged With Rape Hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison

1 Sep 17
Man Charged With Rape Hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison

Prison authorities in Rajai Shahr break routine and execute a prisoner on a Monday rather than the usual Wednesday. 

Iran Human Rights (SEP 1 2017): A 29-year-old man who was sentenced to death for the charge of rape was reportedly hanged at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison. According to a report by the state-run news outlet, Iran, the execution of the man, who was only identified as "Morad", was carried out on the morning of Monday August 28. The report says "Morad" burglarized the house of a 62-year-old woman whom he raped. 

In addition to the death sentence, the prisoner was also issued a ten-year prison term and 74 lashes for the charge of theft, and a one-year prison term for the charge of beating up a police officer.   

Executions in Rajai Shahr Prison are typically carried out on Wednesdays, but "Morad" was hanged on a Monday.