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Iran hangs convicted killer in public

2011-09-13 11:04

Tehran - Iran publicly hanged on Tuesday a man convicted of murdering a female fellow student in the capital Tehran, the state television website reported.

The 25-year-old, identified only by his first name Kousha, had confessed to stabbing the woman to death in broad daylight after she spurned him in early July, the report said.

Kousha was sent to the gallows near the scene of the crime, a bridge in northwest Tehran, it added.

The latest hanging brings to 193 the number of executions reported in Iran so far this year, according to an AFP tally based on media and official reports.

Iranian media reported 179 hangings last year but international human rights groups say the actual number was much higher, ranking the Islamic republic second only to China in the number of people it executed in 2010.

Tehran says the death penalty is essential to maintain law and order, and that it is applied only after exhaustive judicial proceedings.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are among the crimes punishable by death in Iran.

Comments
  • kold - 2011-09-13 11:10

    Now thats how it should be done here ......

      Angry Boris - 2011-09-13 11:31

      the hangmen will have to work in shifts, the gallows trap door can be used to generate alternative energy because it is going to open and close repeatedly

      craig - 2011-09-13 11:32

      If only, people dont seem to understand that majority of south africans are extremely barbaric. We need the death penalty!!

      umlaut - 2011-09-13 11:58

      And they hang drug smugglers in Iraq---.... 'wonder what they do to people that are corrupt--?

      allows - 2011-09-13 12:25

      Thanks for the good laugh Angry Boris :-)

      Amsterdammer - 2011-09-13 12:35

      Hey.... we ALL can dream... Angry Boris.... CLASSIC!!!!!

      Jon JJ - 2011-09-13 13:08

      The ANC would be left with no voters..

      Pat - 2011-09-13 13:20

      @Jon JJ, whithout voters? erm thinking more left without delegates...

      TheWasp - 2011-09-13 13:38

      Hanging is way too nice for some of the disgusting criminals that walk the streets of SA, having been subjected to a horiffic hijacking I would personaly like to see these thugs get electrocuted....very slowly..with me controlling the electricity surges..as for Farm murders and senseless home murders for a laptop and cell phone, I can think of better forms of punishment that I won't mention here....

      duna - 2011-09-13 14:00

      Kold for president! Sorry though Kold, you have to wait for about 20 years for that; this after they bring back the death penalty and hang all the thieving anc supporters......bwhaha, bwhaha, etc, etc

      mabebeza - 2011-09-13 16:33

      yes that's what balcks must do to whites since they were doing it to blacks during apartheid...so if u don't know what to say u must shushh

      OldSA - 2011-09-13 16:46

      Killers need to be thrown to the lions, so they can feel the fear of being killed as their victims had to.

      Verbatim - 2011-09-13 16:54

      @mabebse - Yep, and 20 or so vlakplase must be opened to counter the inbreeding c*nts like you.

  • Triple Jay - 2011-09-13 11:28

    I agree.. Bring back the death penalty

      mecan - 2011-09-13 16:56

      YES to death penalty! but a HUGE NO to crazy Sharia law!!

  • Delarey - 2011-09-13 11:30

    Quick and easy, no extra mouth to feed in prison at the burden of the tax payer. Why not afford the killer the same privileges as he afforded to his victim. Bring the death penalty back to S.A. it will solve a lot of problems. And while they are at it bring back corporal punishment maybe it will teach some of these snot nosed brats some respect and manners. I think if they find someone guilty of a petty crime instead of sending him to jail where it will probably make him a worse person, invite his family and friends and give him a public caning, cheap and effective.

  • ManBoobs - 2011-09-13 11:38

    This article also points out one other issue that flies in the face of the anti-Muslim brigade: If women are oppressed in Muslim countries, how is it the FEMALE victim was allowed to study and better herself? On topic though, this is the meaning of justice. Not me feeding some lowlife for the rest of his life because he has 'rights.'

      pop101 - 2011-09-13 11:46

      Right to vote included. Man, we live in a Micky mouse country.

      TNT - 2011-09-13 13:35

      @ManBoobs - I agree and when muslim women wear the hijab, they are oppressed, but nuns wearing the habit are religious, go figure man.

  • Peg-Leg-Sven - 2011-09-13 11:42

    Public hangings, or firing squad is the only way that the "Death Penalty" ever works. Doing it behind closed doors is not a deterrent as those that commit crimes never believe that the actual hangings take place. Let those that are contemplating crime see what it is like to do the "Gallows Jive". If done in a stadium like Ellis Park, the entrance fee would help build more courts and help deprived people in getting bursaries.

      Orcanda - 2011-09-13 11:50

      Ellis Park is for sport not for hanging. Jeez man

      ManBoobs - 2011-09-13 11:53

      You have my vote for president! Adding to the suggestion, we have the guy/gal second in line to be executed to execute the one that's first in the queue. That way, we don't have to pay an executioner and we save on the emotional mambo jumbo.

      Peg-Leg-Sven - 2011-09-13 12:11

      @ Orcanda, did you ever see the film "Rollerball" it was a sport where the object was to kill the other players and the last one standing was the winner. There is nothing like a hanging, or firing squad that will get the spectators up on their feet cheering. Just look at the "Sport" that the spectators of the French Revolution had during "Madam La Guillotine's run of killing.

      Amsterdammer - 2011-09-13 12:37

      SOCCER CITY comes to mind too!!!

  • Juliana - 2011-09-13 12:00

    I agree with Angry Boris, this will also solve Escom's problems!!

  • Newsferret - 2011-09-13 12:10

    And the Stone Age lingers on.

  • sjkranenburg - 2011-09-13 12:13

    you people are sick. the death penalty would not deter crime. stats prove this. compare the usa and canada for example. people dont commit crimes based on the potential risk of what happens when you get caught. nobody wants to get caught in the first place regardless of punishment. the death penalty is bloody barbaric.

      Bradley - 2011-09-13 12:23

      ...and knowing that his country has the second most executions did not stop him from stabbing a woman who did not want him....

      System Reset - 2011-09-13 12:24

      The death penalty works wonders for repeat offenders - because you can't carry on hurting people when you're dead.

      Jonas_Barbar - 2011-09-13 12:24

      Maybe. But you can go jogging in Phoenix and not get attacked. Won't try it in the Bronx though... It would seem racist to me (but not Malema and the government) to blame those dirty, thieving, drug dealing black bastards in the Bronx for the violence but that is just not my style. In true Malema style, and since tit for tat has now become accepted government policy, let me say that 99% of the hangings would be of blacks. I see no problem with that. How wonderfully we have progressed to a non-racial society under our new leadership.

      allows - 2011-09-13 12:29

      It may not deter crime but it will get the scum off the planet.

      Amsterdammer - 2011-09-13 12:38

      sjkranenburg.... South Africa is BEING DICTATED TO BY BARBARIANS!!!! Give 'em what they dish out!! Eye for an Eye!!

      Naruto - 2011-09-13 12:46

      I agree with System Reset. @skjrannenburg: An eye for an eye. The death penalty is barbaric and so is witnessing or experiencing the loss of a loved one or rape through crime!

      st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:06

      The vast majority of murderers in SA are repeat offenders. Crime and gang culture is glorified by the youth of today, the death penalty (after exhaustive legal process) will go a long way to curbing the rise of this culture. And as for the cops - if a suspect is armed and you feel threatened - shoot first!

      st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:07

      The vast majority of murderers in SA are repeat offenders. Crime and gang culture is glorified by the youth of today, the death penalty (after exhaustive legal process) will go a long way to curbing the rise of this culture. And as for the cops - if a suspect is armed and you feel threatened - shoot first!

      st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:07

      The vast majority of murderers in SA are repeat offenders. Crime and gang culture is glorified by the youth of today, the death penalty (after exhaustive legal process) will go a long way to curbing the rise of this culture. And as for the cops - if a suspect is armed and you feel threatened - shoot first!

      Templar - 2011-09-13 14:15

      For what it's worth, yes, the death penalty is bloody barbaric, but so are the crimes that have to be committed for you to receive that particular sentence. As for the death penalty not being a deterent, I beg to differ. Show me one dead criminal that's committed another crime. In my book, that's one less to worry about... What's good for the one is good for the other. If you don't want to face the consequences, don't do the crime in the first place.

  • Coconut - 2011-09-13 12:18

    Is there anyone that has a contact for us to export Malema, McBride and a few others to Iran.

  • Jonas_Barbar - 2011-09-13 12:18

    good

  • BraBob - 2011-09-13 12:31

    Death penalty for adultery is a bit harsh, but When in Rome, you do like the Romans. We need some of that here.... We'd be without 90% of the government

      Amsterdammer - 2011-09-13 12:41

      Hell man... adultery is "PRACTICED" by 70% of married couples... I would say MURDER, RAPE, GBH and CORRUPTION.... that will cut the population by 35%....

      ManBoobs - 2011-09-13 12:44

      If you consider the negative effect it has on the family unit on a micro level and then society as a whole on a macro level, I can totally understand the wisdom behind it.

  • Alana - 2011-09-13 12:33

    Maybe they should bring this into this country

  • Sam - 2011-09-13 12:38

    The reporter forgot to mention USA, they ranked in the top 10. http://www.amnesty.org/en/news-and-updates/death-penalty-2010-statistics-graphics-2011-03-25

      Muzi - 2011-09-13 13:15

      US is actually in the top 5. If Zim can fill the hangman position I am sure they will be competing with China, Iran & North Korea since they have a huge back log..... The barbaric elements within SA are still calling for the death penalty and think "shoot the boer" is hate speech....

  • Dave - 2011-09-13 13:02

    yep I agree I would have no problem with a law like that! need to check out the stats, is Iran safer than SA? may be a place to look at ;)

  • Jim - 2011-09-13 13:39

    We have more than a couple that would qualify for this treatment, thats for sure....

  • Thriel - 2011-09-13 13:44

    we would be hanging people by the thousands daily, not just 193 per year ... this will curb crime and bringing our population problem under control. and since more than 90% of inmates are non white this will also lose the anc alot of votes. which is probly why we dont have capital punishment...

  • Naruto - 2011-09-13 14:00

    I think we need a good system to alleviate poverty in the country. Give more in alms and charity. The rich get richer and the poor poorer. Apartheid limited people from growing to their full capacity, we quick to forget the struggle they experienced and the disadvantage they have over the minority. We need to support them more. Grow as a nation.

  • st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:11

    back in the day, I met a guy from Afghanistan who said that the Taliban performed executions and existed under marshall law - while I would agree that they have many flaws as a nation, he did say that you could drop your wallet on the ground in a marketplace and come back the next morning and it would still be there - thats because your own neighbours rat you out if you steal.

  • st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:11

    back in the day, I met a guy from Afghanistan who said that the Taliban performed executions and existed under marshall law - while I would agree that they have many flaws as a nation, he did say that you could drop your wallet on the ground in a marketplace and come back the next morning and it would still be there - thats because your own neighbours rat you out if you steal.

  • st14338637 - 2011-09-13 14:11

    back in the day, I met a guy from Afghanistan who said that the Taliban performed executions and existed under marshall law - while I would agree that they have many flaws as a nation, he did say that you could drop your wallet on the ground in a marketplace and come back the next morning and it would still be there - thats because your own neighbours rat you out if you steal.

  • kold - 2011-09-13 15:15

    @ Muzi - are you serious. The death penalty would be across the board , and not targeted to a specific race , whereas the "shoot the boer" is targeted to a specific race , is that sooo difficult to comprehend ?? @Duna - it i had my way (as with most RATIONAL PEOPLE in SOUTH AFRICA) things would be different , much much different . It would mirror the times when kids could play with other kids into the night on the road , whre the ordinary person actually mattered and that those who broke the law , government or not will face the full brunt of the law.

  • OldSA - 2011-09-13 16:38

    What do we have to do to get this done in SA? Long overdue!!!!

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