One man hanged in public today- Another man to be hanged in public Tomorrow

Sept. 10, 2012, 4:54 p.m.

Iran Human Rights, September 10: One man was hanged in public in the city of Shahroud, northern Iran.

According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in the province of Semnan, one man was hanged publicly in Shahroud today, Monday September 10. According to the report, the man, 35, identified as "H. A", was convicted of sodomy and rape.

Iranian news agencies reported that a man, identified as Sadegh Moradi, will be hanged in public in Tehran on September 11. According to the reports, Moradi— also known by the Iranian media as "Black Scorpion"— is convicted of the kidnapping and rape of 30 women.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) recently warned the international community that the number of executions in Iran may increase in September. According to official and unofficial reports, at least 17 people have been executed so far in September.

The number of public executions in Iran has increased dramatically in the past three years. It is believed that the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as an instrument to spread fear among the people.