11 executions in Iran today- Five public hangings

Posted on | mei 27, 2011 | 1 Comment

11 people were hanged in four different Iranian cities today. Four people were hanged in public in the city of Shiraz, south of Iran. Four of the people were hanged in public at two different locations in Shiraz (southern Iran) this morning, according to the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA.

Two of the men identified as Hamid Ranjbar Eslamlou and Hamidreza Bagheri were hanged at Kozegari Square in Shiraz. They were charged with “armed robbery, kidnapping, drinking alcohol, and [participating] in immoral relationships”.

Two other men identified as Masoud Dehghan and Mehdi Alipour were hanged in the Golestan area of Shiraz. They were convicted of rape.

Earlier yesterday a man was hanged in public in the city of Qazvin (pictures). A young boy was used to carry out the execution.

Four people were hanged in Yasouj prison (western Iran) early this morning, reported the state-run Iranian news agency IRNA. They were convicted of drug-related offences. None of the executed people were identified by name.

The Aftab news agency reported that two people were hanged in Sari prison (northern Iran) this morning. They were convicted of drug trafficking and were not identified by name.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights strongly condemned today’s execution and said : “These barbaric executions and using ordinary citizens, especially the minors to carry out these executions must be condemned by the world community”. He added : “Iranian leaders must be held accountable for promoting a culture of murder and brutality in Iran”.

According to the official reports at least 52 people have been executed in the month of May. 13 of the executions have been carried out in public.

AUTHOR: Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam
URL: http://iranhr.net/
E-MAIL: amirymoghaddam [at] gmail.com


One Response to “11 executions in Iran today- Five public hangings”

  1. rob broekman
    mei 11th, 2012 @ 17:13

    respect the country and their laws
    Respect the people and their faith
    if people do not want to get them in revolt
    if they do not want to respect that they
    I disapprove of people hanging off!
    I accept this from

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