IRAN HANGS SIX CONVICTS IN PRISON
September 4, 2011: according to the reports from Iran, six people were hanged in the Karoun prison of Ahvaz (southwest of Iran) early in the morning.
The state run Iranian news agency ISNA reported that three of those executed were sentenced to death by the Ahvaz revolution court, convicted of "unlawful" acts based on the articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian Islamic penal code.
Articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian Islamic Penal code are part of the chapter covering the punishment of "Hadd" for "sodomy". Article 108 says: "Sodomy (or Lavat) is sexual intercourse between menâ, and article 110 says:âPunishment for sodomy is killing; the Sharia judge decides on how to carry out the killing".
The men were identified as: "M. T.", "T. T." and "M. Ch." (age not mentioned for any of them) and besides being convicted of sodomy, had also committed other offences such as kidnapping and robbery, said the report.
According to ISNA, the three others executed in Ahvaz were "A. H." convicted of keeping and trafficking of 6309 grams of heroin, and "J. N." and "A. Sh." convicted of rape and robbery.
The report didnât mention the age of those who were executed. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 05/09/2011)