Man publicly hanged in southern Iran town

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Iran Focus: Tehran, May 25 – A young man was hanged in public in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz, accused of armed robbery and disturbing the peace.
The original sentence of the man, only identified as Akbar M., had been upheld by the State Supreme Court. Iran Focus

Tehran, May 25 – A young man was hanged in public in the southern Iranian city of Ahwaz, accused of armed robbery and disturbing the peace.

The original sentence of the man, only identified as Akbar M., had been upheld by the State Supreme Court.

The state-run daily Javan reported yesterday that another man by the name of Mohammad Reza was sentenced to execution, accused of murdering a 37-year-old man.

Iran has the highest annual rate of executions in proportion to its population.