IRAN. FIVE HANGED FOR MURDER
January 30, 2008: Iran hanged five convicted murderers in Tehran's Evin prison, the Fars news agency reported. A man identified only by his first name of Faraz was hanged for killing his girlfriend Andia in February, 2004.
"This morning Faraz begged Andia's father to forgive him, but the father reminded him of how he had murdered his daughter and refused to pardon him," Fars said in the report.
Ramezan, 29, was executed for stabbing his brother's wife to death after suspecting she had had affairs with other men, while Mohammad Abedi and a man named Mohsen were hanged for killing friends.
A fifth convicted, Mohammad, 32, killed and robbed a passenger of his taxi in 1999, the agency said. (Sources: Independent Online, 30/01/2008)