IRAN: NINE HANGED FOR RAPE, DRUG TRAFFICKING
November 29, 2011: Iran hanged three convicted rapists and six drug traffickers -- one of them a woman -- in different cities, local media reported.
Two of the men, aged 23 and 25, were hanged in public in the western city of Kermanshah, Fars news agency reported.
They were executed after being found guilty of raping a number of women, some of them university students. They were not identified.
ISNA news agency also reported a young man convicted of rape and identified by the initials M.S. was hanged publicly in the central town of Saveh, some 120 kilometres (72 miles) southwest of the capital.
Fars also said five men and one woman were hanged for drug trafficking, notably dealing in heroin. They were not identified either. (Sources: AFP, 29/11/2011)