IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED
December 15, 2009: five people have been recently executed in Iran for murder and armed robbery.
On December 15 one man was hanged in public in the Serahe Khoramshahr square of Ahvaz, in the southwest Iranian province of Khuzestan.
According to the official site of the Iranian judiciary in Ahvaz, the man was identified as "Ali S." and was convicted of armed robbery.
According to the Iranian state run news agency Fars, one man was hanged in public on December 14 in the northern Iranian town of Shahr-e-Nour. The man was identified as "Mohammad Sadegh A." (27) and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 72 lashes and death in public, convicted of murdering another person.
On December 13 Iran hanged a man convicted of armed robbery in the Khuzestan province, Fars news agency reported. Hamad Kh. was hanged in the Javadolaemeh square of Ahvaz, the report said.
Fars news agency reported that Iran publicly hanged an unidentified man for murder. He was executed on December 9 in the town of Masjed Soleiman in Khuzestan province, which has a substantial Arab minority.
The same day, an unidentified man convicted of armed robbery was hanged in a square in the city of Ahvaz in Iranâ€™s Khuzestan province, Fars news agency reported. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 14/12/2009; IHR, 15/12/2009)