IRAN. 13 HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING
|Drug traffickers after being executed in Iran
January 2, 2008: Iran hanged 13 convicted criminals, including the mother of two young children who had been found guilty of murdering her husband after discovering he was having an affair, reports said.
Raheleh Zamani, who reportedly chopped her husband's body into pieces, was hanged alongside seven men convicted of murder, in a mass execution at Tehran's Evin prison, the Iranian Student Correspondents' Association (ISCA) reported.
Three drug traffickers were hanged in public in a square in the central city of Qom and another two in the eastern city of Zahedan, state media reported. ISCA said Raheleh had killed her husband Mohammad in 2005 by beating his head with an iron bar after discovering he was having an affair with another woman. She then chopped up the body and hid the pieces in several containers.
The seven men who were hanged with Raheleh included a man named Ali Reza who had been convicted of killing three women in a case that had been widely publicised by the local press.
The three men hanged in the clerical city of Qom were convicted of smuggling amounts of up to 590 grammes of heroin, according to the official IRNA news agency. State media said the two convicts hanged in Zahedan had been found guilty of transporting 5.25 kilogrammes of heroin. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 02/01/2008)