Iran hangs 5 rapists in public: report

public-hanging-four-convicted-rapists-Khomeinishahr-11Five rapists were hanged in a park in Iran’s southwestern city of Yasouj on Thursday morning, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Four of the hanged men had raped a young woman after forcefully taking her away from her fiance and another executed man had raped another woman, said the report, adding that all of the executed were under 30 years old.

Crimes including drug trafficking, murder, adultery, rape and armed robbery are subject to death penalty in Iran.

‌ ‌ By Global Times


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