IRAN: THREE MEN, WOMAN HANGED
October 3, 2010: three men and a woman were hanged recently in Iran, iranian media reported.
The three men were hanged in the southern Khorasan province, during the month of Ramedan, according to reports from the Iranian news agencies.
These reports quoted head of the Iranian judiciary, Mr. Larijani saying:"Three men who were convicted of raping a woman, were sentenced to death and although we normally donât conduct executions during the holy month of Ramedan, due to seriousness of their charges they were all executed in the month of Ramedan".
One woman was hanged in the prison of Shirvan (northeast of Iran) according to the local news web site of Shirvan city.
The woman who was not identified by name, was convicted of drug trafficking according to the report. The execution took place at the end of the last week. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 04/10/2010)