IRAN: COURT SENTENCES 6 MEN TO DEATH FOR RAPE
March 26, 2013: Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency says a local court in southwestern Iran has sentenced six men to death on charges of rape.
Report by Fars quotes the deputy prosecutor of Khouzestan province, Abdol Hamid Amanat Behbahan, as saying the six men were sentenced to death in a town called Shoushtar.
The verdicts will be carried out if upheld by the Supreme Court. The defenders can appeal the verdicts. The official did not specify when the sentence was issued. (Sources: thenewage.co.za, 26/03/2013)