IRAN. FIVE CONVICTED MURDERERS HANGED
May 4, 2005: five men convicted of murder or armed robbery were hanged in Iran, one of them publicly in the southwestern city of Ahvaz and four others in a prison in the capital, officials said. Quoted by the official news agency IRNA, a judiciary official in Ahvaz said a man only identified as Reza H. was executed for stabbing to death Hossein A.. No further details were given.
The hangings in Tehran were carried out at dawn inside the city's main Evin prison.
Press reports identified the four convicts as Hatam Gorgi, sentenced for the murder a young man in a park; Ali Asghar Hojabri, who was found guilty of slaying a family of five; armed robber Mohammad Faranaki and triple killer Ali Asghar Mardi. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 04/05/2005)