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One Young Man Hanged Publicly In Central Iran- Four More To Be Hanged Publicly Soon

20 Feb 13
One Young Man Hanged Publicly In Central Iran- Four More To Be Hanged Publicly Soon

Iran Human Rights, February 20: One prisoner was hanged publicly in Arak (central Iran) today Wednesday February 20. According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Markazi Province the prisoner was a 23 year old man convicted of kidnapping and sexual abuse of a 15 year old boy. the prisoner was not identified by name.

The state run Iranian media also reported that four young men convicted of raping a young girl will be hanged publicly in Karaj (west of Tehran) in the near future.

Number of public executions and other public punishments such as lashing and amputations have increased significantly in the past few months in Iran and Iran Human Rights (IHR) believes that the number will increase as we approach the June 2013 Presidential elections.

 

IHR has registered 16 public executions in the first 7 weeks of 2013 in Iran. This is almost as high as the whole year 2012 where 19 public executions were reported.