Iran Human Rights (Sep 13, 2018): A man who was sentenced to death on the charge of harassing and murdering a 13-year-old teenager was hanged in public in Marvdasht.
According to the state-run news agency, Mizan, on the morning of Thursday, September 13, a prisoner was hanged in public in Marvdasht. The prisoner was arrested and sentenced to death on the charge of kidnapping, injuring, harassing, and murdering a 13-year-old teenager.
The report states, “The murderer kidnaps and takes the 13-year-old teenager to the mountains and harasses him mentally and physically for 15 days. Afterwards, he throws him down the mountain.”
It should be noted that public executions have repeatedly been criticized by the United Nations. Both the UN Secretary-General and the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran have expressed concern about the continued practice of public executions in Iran.