IRAN. EIGHT MEN, ONE WOMAN HANGED IN TEHRAN PRISON
October 17, 2007: Iranian authorities hanged eight men and a woman in Tehranâ€™s notorious Evin Prison, state media reported. The men were identified by their first names Babak, Seddiq, Morteza, Kiyan, Behzad, Hossein, Mohammad Reza and Hamid. Babak, 23, was sentenced to death for the murder by suffocation of his room-mate, which took place on 12 January 2002.
According to reliable sources, â€śBabakâ€ť alias Babak Rahimi, was 17 years old when he reportedly committed the crime he was executed for.
The woman was identified as Fakhteh Samadi, a 24 year old, who was sentenced to death for the murder of a man, aged 80, at his house. Fakhteh S reportedly worked as a caretaker at the manâ€™s residence and was found by the court to have stolen some of his property. She alleged that he was trying to rape her when she stabbed him. The names of the other two men were not given. All nine were accused of murder. (Sources: Iran Focus, Kurdish Aspect, 18/10/2007; http://www.richard.clark32.btinternet.co.uk/contents.html; www.stopchildexecutions.com)