Three convicted rapists hanged in Iran

July 21st, 2011 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS  

Tehran, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Three convicted rapists have been hanged in Iran, the ISNA news agency reported.

The rapists were hanged in the western city of Kermanshah. The executions were carried out after the Supreme Court confirmed the sentences.

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR) and other human rights organisations have spoken out against Iran for its use of capital punishment.

The country has the second highest rate of executions in the world, after China, according to human rights groups.

–IANS/AKI
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