Man hanged in central Iran    Sun. 14 Aug 2005


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Aug. 14 An Iranian man was hanged on Sunday morning in front of a crowd at a public square in the city of Arak, central Iran.

The man, identified by his first name Mehdi, was 21 years old at the time of his arrest on homicide charges. Another prisoner, identified by his first name Yaghoub, will be hanged in public in
Arak in the coming days, according to the government-owned news agency Fars.

Mehdi was originally sentenced to flogging, jail time, and execution, and his sentence was upheld by the clergy-dominated Supreme Court.