IRAN: TWO PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER, RAPE
November 10, 2016: Two prisoners have been hanged in two different Iranian cities, reported the state run Iranian media.
According to Mehr News Agency one man was hanged in the prison of Qazvin (western Iran) on November 7. The prisoner who was identified as "Hassan Kh." (24) was sentenced to qisas (retribution in kind) for murdering two people in two separate casesÂ five years ago.
Iranian State Broadcasting (IRIB) reported on the execution of a prisoner early morning November 9. The prisoner was identified as "Mostafa K.", also known as "Saeed", charged with raping a person one year ago, said the report. The hanging was carried out publicly on Payam Square of Shiraz (Southern Iran). (Sources: IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS, 09/11/2016)