IRAN: MAN CONVICTED OF MURDER HANGED
December 14, 2009: Iran publicly hanged Mohammad Sadegh, 27, in the northern town of Noor, the Vatan Emrouz newspaper reported. He was convicted of stabbing another man to death with the help of his wife.
The man was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 72 lashes and death in public.The public prosecutor for Noor told the newspaper that Sadeghâ€™s wife had been sentenced to a 15 year prison term. (Sources: Agence France Presse, WashingtonTV, 15/12/2009; IHR, 14/12/2009)