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Monday, November 2, 2015

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Public

Public hangings, Iran, Nov. 1 2015
Two hanged in public in Aliabad-e Katul on Nov. 1, 2015
Iran Human Rights, November 2 2015: Two prisoners, both reportedly 30 years old, were hanged in public in Aliabad-e Katul (a city located in the province of Golestan) early morning Sunday November 1.

According to a report by Tasnim, an official state-run news outlet, citing Esmaeil Mohammadi, the Attorney General of Golestan, the prisoners were executed on alleged rape charges.

The hangings were carried out during the Muslim holy month of Muharram, despite that Iranian authorities do not typically carry out executions during this time.

Source: Iran Human Rights, November 2, 2015

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