Iran Human RightsMan hanged in Iran

Man hanged in Iran

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AFP : An Iranian man convicted of murdering his wife was hanged in the northern town of Sari, an Iranian newspaper reported on Saturday. TEHRAN, Aug 19 (AFP) – An Iranian man convicted of murdering his wife was hanged in the northern town of Sari, an Iranian newspaper reported on Saturday.

The man, identified as Valiolah Gh., was sentenced to death for the premeditated killing of his wife, Mahpari, Keyhan newspaper said without giving more details.

The hanging brings to at least 87 the number of people executed in Iran so far in 2006, according to an AFP tally based on press and witness reports.

Amnesty International, which campaigns against the death penalty worldwide, has said there were 94 executions in Iran in 2005.

Capital offences in the Islamic republic include murder, rape, armed robbery, apostasy, blasphemy, serious drug trafficking, repeated sodomy, adultery or prostitution, treason and espionage.

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