Tehran, Iran, Jul. 06 – Three men accused of
armed robbery were hanged in public this morning in the north-eastern
Iranian city of Mashad, the state-run news agency
The three, identified as Ali Adelzadeh, Arash Gholamian-Khorrasani,
and Davoud Daliran,
were accused of robbery.
Iranian opposition groups and human rights activists have in the past
accused the Iranian government of executing political dissidents in the
guise of common criminals.
In a separate development, a couple from the central
Iranian city of Isfahan, accused of
hanged in prison at dawn yesterday.