Universal Tolerance (UTO) In the next few days, four Iranian citizens are set to be executed by hanging in public in the city of Tehran. According to the Iranian judicial officials, all four men have been convicted of sexual assault and condemned to death by hanging. The Islamic Republic of Iran’s judiciary officials claim that three of the convicted have sexually assaulted young women and female youths, and one has sexually assaulted a male youth.
In Iran, many people are condemned to death and deprived of life for several reasons like carrying drugs, murder or political “crimes” and some of them are executed in public. Such policies have not decreased crime, but have in fact increased them. Violent punishments have not been able to prevent crime. Carrying out executions without thinking about lives of humans have also led to Saudi Arabi’s recent execution of Iranian citizens with beheading by a sword.
Source: Universal Tolerance, June 16, 2012