Iran executed three convicted rapists.
Rebecca Redmond, Getty Pictures, EyeEm
Iran executed three convicted rapists within the southern metropolis of Shiraz on Thursday, the judiciary mentioned.
“The perpetrators of assault and rape on ladies in Shiraz, who had been recognized and arrested in October final 12 months, had been hanged this morning,” the judiciary’s Mizan On-line information web site reported.
“This gang of three carried out armed robberies and assaulted and raped quite a few ladies final 12 months,” Mizan quoted Fars province prosecutor Kazem Mousavi as saying.
They had been sentenced to dying in July, and their sentences later confirmed by the Supreme Court docket, Mizan added.
Iran was second solely to China within the variety of executions it carried out final 12 months, placing to dying 314 folks, in line with human rights group Amnesty Worldwide.
The judiciary has mentioned that 11 folks have been sentenced to dying over the protests that erupted after the 16 September dying in custody of Mahsa Amini, a younger Iranian Kurd arrested for allegedly violating the nation’s strict costume code for ladies.
Two of them have been executed.
Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, was hanged in public on 12 December after being sentenced to dying by a courtroom in second metropolis Mashhad for killing two members of the safety forces with a knife.
4 days earlier, Mohsen Shekari, additionally 23, was executed for wounding a member of the safety forces.
Campaigners say a dozen different defendants are charged with offences that might see them obtain the dying penalty too.