IRAN: THREE CONVICTED RAPISTS PUBLICLY HANGED
April 14, 2010: Three men were hanged in public in the northern Iranian city of Babolsar, reported the state run Iranian news agency Fars.
The men who were identified as A.A. (24), M. V. (25) and A. T. (30), were convicted of rape and acts against chastity, according to the report.
The executions took place on the "Imam Ali" square of Babolsar early this morning.
The three had abducted and then raped 13 women, including a pregnant one, in 2007 and were identified and arrested after one of the women complained to the police, the daily newspaper Iran reported. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 14/04/2010; Dpa, 15/04/2010)