Two men hanged in oil-rich Iran city

Fri. 03 Nov 2006


Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Nov. 03 Two Iranian men were hanged in a prison in the south-western city of Ahwaz.

The men, identified as Amir E. and Ali H., were hanged in Karoon Prison on Thursday, the government-owned news agency Fars reported on Friday.

They were accused of theft and murder.

Ahwaz, the Arab-dominated provincial capital of oil-rich Khuzestan Province, has been the scene of unremitting anti-government protests since early 2005.

Irans state-run press have reported at least 13 executions in the past week.