Iran Human RightsIran hangs man for running porn ring

Iran hangs man for running porn ring

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, A man was publicly hanged in the town of Qazvin, west of the Iranian capital Tehran, a state-run daily reported on Tuesday. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, A man was publicly hanged in the town of Qazvin, west of the Iranian capital Tehran, a state-run daily reported on Tuesday.

The unnamed man was accused of running a brothel and producing pornographic videos along with his wife, the daily Iran Newspaper wrote.

The couple had both been sentenced to 10 years in prison, five years in exile, 80 lashes and execution for running the prostitution ring and being found in possession of alcohol, drugs, and illicit CDs.

The man’s sentence was carried out in front of the judge that sentenced him in one of the town’s squares on Monday morning, while his wife had been executed in February 2004, the report said.

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