|Source: Iran Human Rights|
1 man was hanged publicly in the town of Gharchak (Qarchak; Tehran province) early this morning.
According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, a 29 years old man identified as Bakhshali Asgari was hanged convicted of murdering a 9 year-old girl and her grandmother, sexual abuse of the girl and stealing the woman’s jewelry in 2009.
The man was hanged publicly at 06:16 AM in front of tens of people. He had also been sentenced to 74 lashes and the sentenced was implemented in the prison yesterday.
Based on the reports from the official Iranian sources, so far 35 people have been executed, seven of them publicly, in the month of October 2011
Bakhash-Ali Askari Hanged While Children Watched
HRANA News Agency – This morning, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Bakhash-Ali Askari was hanged in public in Qarchak, Tehran Province, while the young and the old watched.Bakhash-Ali Askari was convicted of murder and rape.
Released pictures by the state media clearly depict that the authorities enforce no age limits on the audience watching another human being hanged.
According to a report by Fars News Agency, after the court order was read, Bakhash-Ali Askari was hanged early this morning in Qarchak. He was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of rape and sentenced to death for each charge. The Supreme Court reviewed and upheld these sentences in less than a month.
The pictures of this public hanging have been released here.
Source: Freedom Messenger, October 27, 2011
"Children watching public executions in Iran: Iran Human Rights urges the international community to act immediately", Iran Human Rights, October 13, 2011