IRAN: ONE YOUNG MAN HANGED PUBLICLY
February 20, 2013: One prisoner was hanged publicly in Arak (central Iran). According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Markazi Province the prisoner was a 23 year old man convicted of kidnapping and sexual abuse of a 15 year old boy. The prisoner was not identified by name.
Number of public executions and other public punishments such as lashing and amputations have increased significantly in the past few months in Iran and Iran Human Rights (IHR) believes that the number will increase as we approach the June 2013 Presidential elections.
Number of public executions in the first 7 weeks of 2013 are as high as the whole year 2010. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 20/02/2013)