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 Seven public hangings in Iran, two Kurdish journalists are scheduled to die 

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Seven public hangings in Iran, two Kurdish journalists are scheduled to die  2.8.2007





August 2, 2007

Tehran - Seven people were publicly hanged on Wednesday in Khorassan province in north-eastern Iran, state news agency IRNA reported, while a number of others, including two Kurdish journalists, are scheduled to die. A local police spokesman told IRNA that the seven were convicted of rape, kidnapping and robbery and hanged in two groups in the provincial capital Mashad.

According to local rules, convicts are hanged in the same city and district where they have committed their crimes.

Another execution is scheduled to be held Thursday in Tehran where the murderer of an Iranian judge will be hanged.

Tehran's chief prosecutor Saaid Mortazavi had said 16 criminals were executed last week, and 17 more death sentences were issued against convicts on similar charges.

Two Iranian Kurdish journalists were to be executed in Kurdistan province in north-western Iran on charges of "moharebeh," an Islamic term meaning enmity with God and considered a capital crime, IRNA had on Tuesday quoted judiciary spokesman Ali-Reza Jamshidi as saying.

The two journalists, identified by international rights groups as Adnan Hassanpour and Abdolvahed Botimar, were sentenced earlier this month by a revolutionary court in Kurdistan.

The exact charges brought against the two were not clear, but they reportedly had contacts with foreign and Iranian opposition media.

Under Iranian Islamic law, murder, rape, armed robbery, drug- trafficking of quantities in excess of five kilos and apostasy are punishable by death.    

Seven people were publicly hanged on Wednesday in Iran. Photo ISNA


Kurdish journalists Adnan Hassanpur (L) and Hiwa Botimar sentenced to death by the Iranian Islamic regime

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Iranian Kurdistan
** Iranian Kurdistan (Kurdish: Kurdistana Îranę or Kurdistana Rojhilat (Eastern Kurdistan) or Rojhilatę Kurdistan (East of Kurdistan)) is an unofficial name for the parts of Iran inhabited by Kurds and has borders with Iraq and Turkey. It includes the greater parts of West Azerbaijan province, Kurdistan Province, Kermanshah Province, and Ilam Province.

Kurds form the majority of the population of this region with an estimated population of 4 million. The region is the eastern part of the greater cultural-geographical area called Kurdistan.
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