Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Dec. 20 Nine men were hanged in Iran, state media reported on Wednesday. Iran Focus
Tehran, Iran, Dec. 20 Nine men were hanged in Iran, state media reported on Wednesday.
Six of the men were hanged at dawn in Tehran, while another three were hanged in public in the town of Rafsanjan, southern Iran.
The men hanged in Rafsanjan, identified as Gholam Hazrat, Nour Ahmad, and Shah Mir, were of Afghan origin, the daily Tehran Emrooz wrote. The hangings took place in public on Monday. They were accused of rape.
The government-run news agency Fars separately reported that six men were hanged at dawn on Wednesday in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison.
The men were only identified by their first names Hassangholi, Hossein, Kheyrollah, Mohammad-Hadi, Vahid, and Yadollah.
The report said that Vahid was a 22-year-old Afghan.
All six men were accused of separate murders.