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Two prisoners were hanged publicly in Iran this morning

28 Jun 12
Two prisoners were hanged publicly in Iran this morning

Iran Human Rights, June 28: Two prisoners were hanged publicly in Robat Karim (near Tehran) early this morning.

According to the Mehr news agency, one of the prisoners was convicted of drug trafficking and the other prisoner was convicted of rape. The prisoners were hanged in Davoudieh Square in front of several hundred people.

In the month of June at least 12 people have been hanged publicly in Iran.

Three United Nations Special Rapporteurs* on Iran, summary executions and torture noted with concern the high numbers of executions carried out in public, despite a circular issued in January 2008 by the Iranian Chief Justice that banned public executions.

The Special Rapporteurs said: “Executions in public add to the already cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of the death penalty and can only have a dehumanizing effect on the victim and a brutalizing effect on those who witness the execution.”