Iran hangs young man in public for teenage crime    Tue. 13 Sep 2005


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Sep. 13 A young man was hanged in public in the southern town of Kazeroun, in Fars Province, for a crime he had committed when he was a minor, a state-run daily reported on Tuesday.

The unidentified man was 22 years old and from the
village of Doost-Iran-Nodan. He had been found guilty of rape in the year 2000 when he was 17 years of age, the daily Etemaad wrote.

He was hanged in public in
Shohada Square at 8 am on Monday.