IRAN: TWO CHILD RAPISTS HANGED IN PUBLIC
May 29, 2011: Iran hung two men who were previously convicted of raping young children, state-run media reported.
The state-run Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that the men, who were identified only as P. Mohammadi Pashterizeh and A. Namaki, were hanged in the western city of Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah province.
The early morning execution, which took place at around 6.30 a.m. local time, was carried out in public and was witnessed by an IRNA reporter. Pashterizeh had reportedly been convicted of sodomizing a young child and filming the crime.
Namaki was previously convicted for raping a 9-year-old child, IRNA reported, without giving more details about the crime. The news agency said people who witnessed the execution shouted âJudiciary, thank you, thank you!â (Sources: BNO NEWS, 29/05/2011)