Three men publicly hanged in northeast Iran    Wed. 6 Jul 2005


Iran Focus

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 reported.

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 murder, were hanged in prison at dawn yesterday.