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Texas: With a man's execution days away, his victims react with fury or forgiveness

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For the past 3 months, Christopher Anthony Young has awoken in his 10-by-6 foot concrete cell on death row and had to remind himself: He's scheduled to die soon.
As the day crept closer, the thought became more constant for Young, who's sentenced to die for killing Hasmukh "Hash" Patel in 2004.
"What will it feel like to lay on the gurney?" he asks himself. "To feel the needle pierce my vein?"
Mitesh Patel, who was 22 when Young murdered his father, has anxiously anticipated those moments, as well. He wonders how he will feel when he files into the room adjacent to the death chamber and sees Young just feet away through a glass wall.
For years, Patel felt a deep hatred for Young. He wanted to see him die. Patel knew it wouldn't bring his father back. But it was part of the process that started 14 years ago when Young, then 21, gunned down Hash Patel during a robbery at Patel's convenience store on the Southeast Side of San Antonio.
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Iran: Four executed, one in public

Public hanging in Iran
IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (NOV 8, 2016). Two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Qorveh (Iranian Kurdistn province) early Tuesday morning November 8.

Iran Human Rights had yesterday reported about the scheduled execution of these prisoners.

The prisoners were identified as Mohammad Rasoul Heydari, from Qorveh, charged with murder, and Babak Hassan Zadeh, from Sardasht, charged with possession and trafficking of 350 grams of the narcotic drug crystall.

According to close sources Heydari was arrested 4 years and 8 months ago and Hassan Zadeh 4 years ago. Both the prisoners had been kept in Hamadan Prison and were transferred to Qorveh 20 days ago.

The executions have not been reported by the official Iranian media.

NOV 9, 2016 - Two prisoners were hanged in two different Iranian cities reported the state run Iranian media.

According to Mehr News Agency one man was hanged in the prison of Qazvin (western Iran) Monday morning November 7. 

The prisoner who was identified as "Hassan Kh." (24) was sentenced to qisas (retribution in kind) for murdering two people in two separate cases five years ago.

Iranian State Broadcasting (IRIB) reported on the execution of a prisoner early Wednesday morning (November 9). 

The prisoner was identified as "Mostafa K.", also known as "Saeed", charged with raping a person one year ago, said the report. The hanging was carried out publicly on Payam Square of Shiraz (Southern Iran).

Source: Iran Human Rights, November 8-9, 2016

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