Man publicly hanged in northwest Iran    Thu. 7 Jul 2005


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Jul. 07 A man was publicly hanged at dawn on Tuesday in the town of Salmas, northwest Iran, accused of rape, according to a state-run daily.

The daily Sharq identified the man by only his first name, Hajan, and said that he was from a village called Mafanjouq. He was hanged in public at
Kargar Square in Salmas.

In a separate development yesterday, three men accused of armed robbery were hanged in public 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.

Also a couple from the central Iranian city of
Isfahan, accused of murder, were hanged in prison at dawn on Tuesday