Iran Human Rights, June 28: Two prisoners were hanged publicly in Robat Karim (near Tehran) early this morning Thursday June 28.
According to the Mehr news agency one of the prisoners was convicted of drug trafficking while the other prisoner was convicted of rape. The prisoners were hanged in Davoudieh square of this city in fron of several hundred people.
At least 12 people have been hanged publicly in June 2012 in Iran.
Three of the United Nation’s Special Rapporteurs published earlier today a statement condemning the executions in Iran. The statement also underscored the high number of public executions in Iran saying: “Executions in public add to the already cruel, inhuman and degrading nature of the death penalty and can only have a dehumanizing effect on the victim and a brutalizing effect on those who witness the execution”.