Three Public Executions in Iran Today

Jan. 4, 2015, 6:40 p.m.
According to the official and unofficial reports 17 people have been executed in the first 4 days of 2015.   Iran Human Rights, January 4, 2015: Three men were hanged publicly in the town of Torqabeh near Mashhad (Northeastern Iran) today. The state run Iranian news agency Fars reported that three men identified as "Mehdi V", "Ehsan K" and "Mahmood K" were convicted of raping a young woman in one of the villages near Torqabeh. The report didn't mention the age of the men and the exact time of the offence. Mehdi and Ehsan were sentenced to death by public execution convicted of rape, while Mahmood was sentenced to 100 lashes and public execution for threatening and raping the woman, said the report. On January 1, one man was hanged ┬áin Qazvin, while according to unofficial sources 13 prisoners were hanged in three different prisons on January 1. These include four women in Bam, 7 prisoners in Kerman and two prisoners in Bandar Abbas.