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Friday, October 19, 2007

Three men hanged in public in Iran for kidnap, rape

Iranian media has reported the public hanging of three men on Wednesday for kidnapping and raping two women, Reuters said Wednesday.

The men were executed in the city of Shiraz at the site of the crime.

“These three criminals were charged with kidnapping, disturbing public security, rape and molestation,” said Shiraz Public Prosecutor Jaber Baneshi.

Iran’s high execution rate has drawn harsh criticism of late from rights groups and the EU, but Tehran maintains that it is prosecuting criminals under Islamic law.

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