11 convicted murderers hanged in Tehran

January 21st, 2009 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Jan 21 (DPA) Eleven convicted murderers were hanged Wednesday in Tehran, the daily Vatan’e Emruz reported.The 11 were hanged early Wednesday in the Evin prison in northern Tehran after their death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court.

Murder, rape, sabotage and drug trafficking of quantities in excess of five kilograms are crimes punishable by death in Iran.

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