IRANIAN COURT SENTENCES TWO TEENAGERS TO DEATH FOR RAPE
September 16, 2007: an Iranian court sentenced two teenagers to death on the charges of rape and murder, the state-owned Iran daily reported. The court in Shiraz, 900 kilometers south of Tehran sentenced Reza, 16, and Mohammed, 18, to death for raping and killing 9 year old Karim Tajik and 10 year old Mohammed Shiri in April, 2007. The teenagers were also sentenced to three years in prison and 100 lashes. According to the newspaper, the suspects confessed to raping the boys, tying them up and then tossing them into the river in Marvdasht town to drown them. There were two other suspects in the crime, one of whom was acquitted and the other sentenced to flogging.
(Sources: International Herald Tribune, 16/09/2007