IRAN: MAN HANGED IN PUBLIC, CHILDREN WATCHED
January 18, 2019:
A prisoner on 15 January 2019 was hanged in Public at a square in Falavarjan City, Isfahan Province, in Iran. He was sentenced to death for murder and rape charges. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 15/01/2019)
According to the Iranian website Mashregh News, Mohammad Javad Shams was executed for murdering a five years old girl.
Mohammad Javad Shams was arrested last October for kidnapping and murdering Melika, 5, during an ill-fated drug dealing.
He was reportedly kidnapped Melika along with her brother and sister, killed Melika and raped her elder sister, Maryam.
His death sentence has been carried out just four months after his arrest, and it is unknown that he had a fair trial or not.
Pictures published by the Iranian media show several children among the crowd watching the execution.