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Man Hanged in Public in Front of Large Crowd

21 Sep 17
Man Hanged in Public in Front of Large Crowd

A man was hanged in public as a large crowd of people, including children, watched. 

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 21 2017): A man by the name of Ismael Rangerz was hanged in public in the city of Parsabad (Ardabil province) on murder and rape charges. 

According to various state-run news agencies, the public execution was carried out on Wednesday September 20 in front of a large crowd of people, including children. 

The judicial process for the prisoner lasted for a total of three months before his execution was carried out. Iran Human Rights is concerned that Ismael Rangers did not receive a fair trial. 

The research of Iran Human Rights shows 33 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.