IRAN. MAN HANGED IN PRISON
May 2, 2005: a man accused of murdering a taxi driver was hanged in Karoon Prison in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz, according to the state-run news agency.
The man, only identified as Yaqoub R., was executed in the city which has been the scene of mass social unrest and clashes between anti-government protesters and State Security Forces.
A report by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security and the local judiciary claimed that Yaqoub had stabbed to death a taxi driver who was trying to prevent his car from being stolen.
Iranâs Revolutionary Guards also executed a number of teenage demonstrators in the streets of Ahwaz tens days ago, according to eye-witnesses.
Separately two other men were sentenced to death by a Tehran court, accused of murder. A 21-year-old man was sentenced to execution while another young man was sentenced to five times execution in public. Le (Sources: Iran Focus, 02/05/2005)