|Public flogging in Karaj, Iran, May 18, 2015|
|Medieval and barbaric punishments|
7 People Executed - 2 in Public - and Public Flogging in Iran
7 people were hanged in Iran on Wednesday (May 20) and Tuesday, according to the Iranian state media.
5 people were hanged in the Rajaishahr prison of Karaj, Wednesday morning May 20, reported Iranian state broadcasting. The prisoners were identified as "Ardalan", "Ali", "Morteza", "Meysam" and "Behrouz" and were all convicted of murder, said the report. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has received unconfirmed reports about the execution of 3 other prisoners in the Rajaishahr prison. These reports are being investigated.
1 prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Ghochan in northern Iran today. The prisoner who was identified as "A. Kh." was convicted of murder 4 years ago. He was a drug addict since his childhood, said the report.
Another prisoner was hanged publicly in the city of Minab (Southern Iran) on Tuesday May 19. According to Jomhuri-e-Eslami newspaper, the prisoner was identified as "Ayoub Torkamani", who was charged with possession and trafficking of 10 kilograms and 800 grams of crack, said the report. He was arrested 7 years ago.
Iranian state media also reported that the flogging sentence of a man identified as "Kamran" was implemented Monday morning May 18 (above story). He was convicted of theft. On Sunday the Iranian media reported about amputation sentence of another prisoner in Khuzestan province (southwestern Iran).
Source: Iran Human Rights, May 21, 2015
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