Iran Human Rights (May 15, 2018): Two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad on rape charges.
According to an IRIB News Agency's report, on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad.
The prisoners were sentenced to death on rape charges.
Only two days before, on Sunday, May 13, another prisoner was executed in public in the Southern city of Bandar Abbas.
It should be noted that the United Nations condemns public execution. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, as well as the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, had earlier demanded that public executions be banned.
According to Iran Human Rights (IHR)'s annual report on the death penalty, 31 prisoners were hanged in public in 2017.