IRAN. FOUR HANGED, ONE IN PUBLIC
December 11, 2007: four men were hanged for drug trafficking in the city of Bojnord in the Northern Khorasan Province in Iran.
The court order for one the convicts, who had criminal record of dealing drugs, adultery and smuggling alcohol, was executed in public. The three others were hanged in the prison area. These convicts had benefited from a number Islamic forgiveness orders in the past, but this time the Supreme Court approved their punishment. (Sources: BBC, 11/12/2007)