IRAN: TWO HANGED FOR RAPE
May 17, 2012: Two prisoners were publicly hanged in Isfahan (central Iran) early in the morning.
According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, two prisoners identified as Farshid and Bagher were convicted of raping two women (mother and daughter) and stealing their belongings in 2009. The execution took place in the central prison of Isfahan, said the report.
According to another Iranian news agency Mehr, Farshid was 24 year old. The report did not mention how old Bagher was at the time of committing the alleged crime. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 19/05/2012)