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Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public

1 Sep 17
Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 1 2017): An unidentified prisoner who was sentenced to death on the charge of "raping a married woman" was hanged in public in Bandar Abbas while a crowd of people watched.

According to a report by the state-run news agency, Mehr, the public hanging sentence of the man was carried out on the morning of Thursday August 31. The report says the prisoner was also charged with kidnapping and armed robbery and was issued prison and lashing sentences for those charges. 

The research of Iran Human Rights shows 34 people were hanged in public in Iran in 2016; and an audience of hundreds of people, including children, were present for most of these hangings. Human rights activists and informed membes of civil society have always severely criticized this issue.