IRAN: UNIDENTIFIED PRISONER HANGED IN PUBLIC
August 31, 2017:
An unidentified prisoner who was sentenced to death on the charge of "raping a married woman" was hanged in public on the morning in Bandar Abbas while a crowd of people watched, according to a report by the state-run news agency, Mehr. (Source: Iran Human Rights, September 1, 2017)
The report says the prisoner was also charged with kidnapping and armed robbery and was issued prison and lashing sentences for those charges.
The research of Iran Human Rights shows 34 people were hanged in public in Iran in 2016, and an audience of hundreds of people, including children, were present for most of these hangings.