IRAN: THREE PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY AT THE LIBERTY SQUARE OF KERMANSHAH
May 6, 2013: Three prisoners were hanged in the "Liberty Square" of Kermanshah (western Iran) today.Â According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA, the prisoners were all convicted of murder.
Two of the prisoners were convicted of murdering a man, had "immoral" relationship with the manâs wife and where given 6 million Toman for killing the husband. The report didnât mention whether the victimâs wife was convicted of adultery and complicity in murder.
The third man who was hanged publicly today was also convictied of killing a girl with a gun. The girl and her family had refused to get married to the man, said the report.
None of those executed today were identified by name.
Kermanshahâs "Liberty Square" has been the scene of several public executions in the past few years. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 06/05/2013)