IRAN. MAN HANGED IN SOUTHERN PORT CITY FOR MURDER
July 26, 2005: an Iranian man was hanged at dawn in a prison in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the Iranian state-run daily Aftab Yazd said. The man identified as Farshid Farighi, 21, had been convicted of murdering five drivers between the years 1998 to 2000 in an attempt to steal their belongings. He was only between 14 to 16 at the time of the alleged offences.The paper reported that Farshid, nicknamed "desert wolf", had been sentenced to receive 74 lashes as well.
The death sentence was carried out with the approval of Iranâs Supreme Court. (Sources: Iran Focus, 27/07/2005; Afp, 01/08/2005; Amnesty International; National Council of Resistance in Iran, 18/08/2006)