SYRIA. FIVE YOUTHS HANGED IN PUBLIC SQUARE
October 25, 2007: Syria executed five youths by hanging in a public square after they were convicted of murder and robbery, the Syrian news agency reported. The hanging was carried out in Bab al-Faraj, a public square in the centre of the city of Aleppo, 350 kilometres north of Damascus, according to the agency.
A military court had convicted the men, aged between 18 and 23, of premeditated murder for the purpose of committing robbery, according to the online news service, Syriano. (Sources: Dpa, 25/10/2007)