February 20 - 2008 Hanging
IRI hangs 10 criminals in one day
Wednesday, 21 February 2008
AFP -TEHRAN -- IRI hanged 10 criminals on Wednesday, the latest in a growing number of executions in the Islamic republic that officials say are aimed at improving public security, the Fars news agency reported.
Six criminals were executed in prison for armed robbery in the northern city of Zanjan while four convicted murderers were hanged in Tehran's Evin prison, the agency said.
The hangings bring to at least 48 the number of executions in the Islamic republic so far this year. The number of executions soared last year to 298, according to an Agence France-Presse count.
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IRI hangs 10 convicts in one day
Sunday, February 21, 2008
TEHRAN ((AFP) — Iran hanged 10 convicts on Wednesday, the latest in a growing number of executions in the Islamic republic that officials say are aimed at improving public security, the Fars news agency reported.
Six men were executed in prison for armed robbery in the northern city of Zanjan while four convicted murderers were hanged in Tehran's Evin prison, the news agency said.
Among the six who had been been found guilty of robbing a jewellery store in Zanjan bazaar in 2006, Hassan Rezaian was also convicted of murdering a man and a woman.
In Tehran's Evin prison Peyman, 34, was hanged for murdering his wife, and Mohammad, 31, went to the gallows for killing his neighbour in a fight over shovelling snow in winter 2004.
The other two men had been found guilty of murdering homeowners during burglaries.
The hangings bring to at least 48 the number of executions in the Islamic republic so far this year. The number of executions soared last year to 298, according to an AFP count.
Capital offences in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, serious drug trafficking and adultery. The Islamic republic currently makes more use of the death penalty than any country other than China.
Human rights groups have accused Iran of excessive resort to the death penalty. The authorities say capital punishment is an effective deterrent and is used only after an exhaustive judicial process.
Many executions last year took place in public but the judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi in January ordered that no executions should take place in public without his prior approval.
There have been no reports of any public hangings since then.
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Six prisoners hanged in Zanjan
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Ina report not confirmed by other independent sources the mullahs' regime hang six prisoners in the northwestern city of Zanjan, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) reported on Wednesday.
Two prisoners identified as Iraj and Omid hang in prison yard in the central city of Isfahan, the state-run daily Iran reported on Tuesday.
Iran hangs six for armed robbery
Thursday, February 21, 2008
LONDON, February 21 (IranMania) - Iran hanged six men for armed robbery, a news agency reported, the latest in a series of executions in the Islamic Republic that has been
criticized in the West, according to Reuters.
They were put to death inside a prison in Zanjan after being convicted of carrying out a robbery in the bazaar of the northwestern city last year, the semi-official Fars News Agency said. One of them had also been sentenced for murder.
Murder, adultery, rape, armed robbery, apostasy and drug trafficking are all punishable by death under Iran's sharia law,
practiced since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
European governments and Western rights groups have criticized Iran for an increasing number of hangings, many of them in public, since authorities launched a clampdown on "immoral behaviour" in July.
Since then, police have arrested dozens of drug addicts, smugglers, rapists and murderers. Rights group Amnesty International says Iran has one of the highest rates of executions in the world.
In a move that appeared designed to lower the public profile of hangings in Iran, Iran's judiciary chief last month ordered a halt to public executions without his approval.
Iran hangs 10 convicted of murder, armed robbery
Friday, February 22, 2008
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran hanged 10 men convicted of murder and armed robbery, media reported on Thursday, bringing to 40 the number of people executed since the beginning of 2008. The state owned IRAN newspaper said four of the men, who were identified only by their first names, were executed Wednesday in the notorious Evin prison just north of the capital, Tehran.
The Etemaad independent daily said that six other men were hanged Wednesday in city of Zanjan, 320 kilometers west of the capital. They were convicted of armed robbery and murder.
Murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping, along with drug trafficking, are all capital offenses in the Islamic Republic.