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3 convicted child rapists hanged in Iran

2013-02-18 21:10

Tehran - Three convicted rapists were publicly hanged in the Fars province in south Iran, the ISNA news agency reported on Monday.

The three men had kidnapped and raped a 14-year-old boy in the provincial capital Shiraz, the report said.

They were publicly hanged on Sunday in the city of Jadid Sadr after the Supreme Court confirmed their death verdicts, ISNA added.

Murder, rape, armed robbery and trafficking more than 5kg of drugs are among crimes punishable by death in Iran.

Comments
  • Daniel Jayson Brink - 2013-02-18 21:19

    We should learn from these countries

      Kalibanache - 2013-02-18 23:19

      At least we can be certain there was 0.5 % chance that a proper investigation and trial was done.... Rubbish autocratic system that only appears Holy.........

  • TimGordon - 2013-02-18 21:19

    Seems reasonable.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-19 04:31

      . Why , continiously this emotional stuff about the death penalty???????? In the USA, where much research on this subject has been done, it has been proven time and again, that capital punishment is no deterrent against violent crime!! Actually , the Attorney General of New York, and the Police Commissioner of Los Angeles, claim, it hampers the fight against crime!! But even more important for us in SA, that if the death penalty, was proven to be a deterrent, and would be re-instated, it would have little effect!! 76 % of violent crimes reported to the police in SA, never reach court!!!! And only 6 % of violent crimes reported, actually result in a conviction !! So, instead of letting of steam, pleading for the death penalty, should we not rather support efforts, that if you commit a ( violent ) crime, one gets punished. THIS would bring down crime, drastically !!!!!!!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-19 06:59

      . It is dumb and silly , when emotions overtake 'facts'!!!

  • aaliyha.ceresa - 2013-02-18 21:22

    Nice one !wish that would happen in south africa !!!!!

  • jacques.swanepoel.372 - 2013-02-18 21:25

    That is the way to do it!

  • Stinky Spice - 2013-02-18 21:28

    Hooray!!!!

  • Jimmy NZ - 2013-02-18 21:30

    Great success!

  • Allymail Allymail Mailula - 2013-02-18 21:31

    this is what we need in south Africa we must hang then will live freely

  • kseafield - 2013-02-18 21:40

    I wonder why this type of punishment isn't in SA? (I can think of a few reasons).

  • natasha.ludekemostert - 2013-02-18 21:41

    Wish we had these laws in south africa!

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-19 07:07

      Natasha, In most countries in the world, treason, is the highest punishable crime. Ok, let's try out this death penalty !!! First to hang; These 'boeremag' scumbags Or..................was this not really what you had in mind ?????

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2013-02-19 07:32

      . And for the re introduction of the death penalty, to have a real effect, lets follow it up with a BANG; a high profile case, like this of murderer Oscar Pistorius !!!!! .

  • leon.kisten - 2013-02-18 21:41

    May iran invade SA and bring that laws here. The Americans don't have the gus to enforce real law

  • johnathan.jacobs.3 - 2013-02-18 21:55

    It would be a glorious day if they bring back the death penalty. These animals (and I use the term loosely ) are the scum of the earth and deserve a worse fate than hanging. Maybe one day.

  • musamoyo2004 - 2013-02-18 21:55

    We won't be having the same news headlines since Thursday,Iranian style... I honour n respect shariah

  • avremel.niselow - 2013-02-18 21:57

    You do realise that they also hang gay people? They also imprison converts to Christianity.

      taariq.halim - 2013-02-18 22:33

      Don't look a gift horse in the ass.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-18 22:55

      So hanging gays is a gift? Interesting.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-18 23:06

      While I agree with this action, the problem is that their entire justice system is deeply flawed.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 08:04

      Just for you Taariq, http://m.washingtonpost.com/blogs/religious-right-now/post/pastor-to-spend-christmas-in-iranian-prison-imprisoned-for-his-faith/2012/12/24/86ba2da2-4def-11e2-950a-7863a013264b_blog.html http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/07/iran-executes-men-homosexuality-charges I can do this all day.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 08:06

      Come on Andre, what do you have to say now?

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 09:15

      Come on Avremel, stay on the subject and give credit where it's due. You are obviously so blinded by your prejudice against Iran that you can't see the merit in giving evil child rapists the strongest punishment. Forget that it's Iran for one second... then consider it.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 09:35

      Did you not see where I said that I agree with it? You seem to be illiterate as well as stupid. I am saying that their entire justice system is deeply flawed, unless you agree with hanging gays?

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 11:19

      What does hanging gays have to do with child rapists??? Calling people illiterate idiots? It's almost impossible to have a rational discussion with people on this site. Pseudo-academics citing tabloid newspapers... What a joke. Nice chatting, cheers.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 11:58

      Firstly, as I said before those are highly respected publications, of which I have now quoted four. Secondly, you clearly failed to read my comment wherein I expressed my approval, as you could hardly have missed it (you commented directly below it), your illiteracy seems likely. Thirdly, I was pointing out the problems in the Iranian justice system in order to show that they execute people for many reasons, some of which are not even crimes in most countries. I did this in order to refute those advocating a similar system being adopted in South Africa and to question wether or not they received anything approximating a fair trial. These points should have been obvious from my earlier comments, clearly I have to spell things out for some people.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 13:11

      Getting back to the point here: this article was obviously chosen for publication as it was deemed relevant in the light of the endemic violence against women and children in SA - and the subsequent nationwide call for the death penalty. That is the debate here - not hanging gays nor detaining Christians. And nowhere is it suggested that SA adopt the entire Iranian justice system! You are drawing attention away from a important debate. And it is becoming frustrating.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 13:11

      Getting back to the point here: this article was obviously chosen for publication as it was deemed relevant in the light of the endemic violence against women and children in SA - and the subsequent nationwide call for the death penalty. That is the debate here - not hanging gays nor detaining Christians. And nowhere is it suggested that SA adopt the entire Iranian justice system! You are drawing attention away from a important debate. And it is becoming frustrating.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 13:11

      Getting back to the point here: this article was obviously chosen for publication as it was deemed relevant in the light of the endemic violence against women and children in SA - and the subsequent nationwide call for the death penalty. That is the debate here - not hanging gays nor detaining Christians. And nowhere is it suggested that SA adopt the entire Iranian justice system! You are drawing attention away from a important debate. And it is becoming frustrating.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 13:33

      At least you have given up on attacking the veracity of my sources. So, you agree that the Iranian system is flawed and that they may not have received a fair trial. I am entitled to make my valid point, you are the one who chose to engage in a debate with me.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 17:26

      And whose justice system isn't flawed? Which country can guarantee a fair trial? Ridiculous argument. You seem intent on discrediting the Iranian justice system, while child rapists are not getting severe enough punishment. I guess we can't all have the same priorities.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 18:11

      Some are slightly flawed, e.g overcrowded prisons or delayed trials. Iran executes gays and imprisons converts. There is no comparison. It is clear that there is no such thing as a fair trial there.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 18:48

      Ok, so let's take your Daily Mail stories as fact - that Iran's justice system is flawed (wow, major shock there), what is your point exactly? Or was that your masterstroke - your definitive contribution in the debate on what the punishment for child rapists should be?

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 18:54

      My point is simple: they likely did not receive a fair trial. As I said earlier I agree with the death penalty, however there are countries, such as Iran where it is severely abused. I quoted four sources, you have quoted none.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 20:05

      Glad we agree on that.

  • siphiwe.magudulela - 2013-02-18 22:10

    That's just great now that's what we need here in SA , like it or not at some point we will have to make decisions like that. Nothing will change if we don't implement such acts

  • andre.krige - 2013-02-18 22:13

    @avremel where do u get your facts from?

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-18 23:36

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/05/14/iran-gay-men-executed-hanging_n_1515207.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265626/American-Christian-pastor-Saeed-Abedinis-wife-father-await-possible-death-sentence-Iran.html No Fox News here. Maybe if you read a bit more widely you would actually know something about the world. Oh well, I suppose that is too much to ask for some people. Surely before you challenge someone you do a 5 second google search?

      taariq.halim - 2013-02-19 01:07

      Daily Mail and Huffington Post. Those are your facts? Well read on tabloid trash maybe.

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 07:32

      Those are both highly respected newspapers, if you only watch Press TV, that is not my problem.

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 11:12

      Press TV... ?

      avremel.niselow - 2013-02-19 12:37

      The national channel of Iran.

  • andre.krige - 2013-02-18 22:14

    Fox News ?

  • Lindievs - 2013-02-18 22:24

    Exactly what we need in SA!

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2013-02-18 22:28

    Good, Praise Be To God in the highest. They should have been flogged with a hundred stripes and then hung. We do not need these Demons in our world.

  • nyameko.ngcolomba - 2013-02-18 23:20

    I hope our dictators have seen ths story, thy will perhaps learn how to eradicate scums!!Iran u hv my respect.

  • lioneldelange - 2013-02-18 23:24

    We should implement this immediately. Oh no, we cant, the ANC will lose to many voters but it would help with their housing shortage.

      fidel.uncensored - 2013-02-19 12:16

      Over 11 million people voted for the ANC in 2009. How many of those do you believe are rapist. "South Africa still faces a housing backlog of about 2.3-million houses and it has to fork out R50-billion to rectify shoddy construction of some of the subsidised housing." "This means that about 12-million people in the country is currently without decent housing." And how many of these people do you also believe are rapists. For a post as stupid as this to get so many recommends, you must have corralled together your family members.

  • sienie.malan - 2013-02-19 01:52

    Ten out of ten for them. South Africa should wake up and realise that offenders has no rights to live whils they wrecked other peoples lifes. Not only will this solve the jails being over crowded but will all law abiding people feel safe and free again!!!!

  • ada.akira - 2013-02-19 02:00

    Death panalities can be a good satisfying punishment for the victim and the society in general however think about when death penalities are used for self-protection or just an other way of eliminating unwanted political rivalries or prominent oposition lears or members. think 2¤ before you wish for the return of that, it could hate you or s.o you know once your wish granted.

  • will.oosthuizen - 2013-02-19 06:03

    There is no excuse for rape - it is always pre-meditated. Therefore the only fitting punishment is to guarantee that the rapist will never rape anyone ever again! Iran did the only moral correct thing to hang these rapists!

  • patrick.stringer.5 - 2013-02-19 06:39

    Well done Iran

  • luna.moon.5243817 - 2013-02-19 07:51

    This is what we urgently need in SA!!

  • Badger - 2013-02-19 08:18

    SA should take a page out of their book. Hello cANCer ??????

  • tertius.aswegen - 2013-02-19 08:35

    Iran and sudan... two countries you'd least expect this action from. Well done. Maybe SA could learn something

  • doberman.love.1 - 2013-02-19 09:04

    In Iran, political prisoners who are against the regime of the Ayatollahs are fallaciously convicted of crimes like murder, rape and drug dealings. I agree that South Africa needs to learn how to punish criminals properly, but remember that Iran is not an example of a law and order – its just order!

      Gcodi Matshona - 2013-02-19 09:10

      since you are against the iranian regime,you should also be sent to iran to be hanged : )

      Gcodi Matshona - 2013-02-19 09:11

      childish opinion!!!!!!

      Taariq Halim - 2013-02-19 11:10

      If you think the point is that SA should adopt Iran's justice system or its principles, you've missed the point completely, my friend. Why don't you take the word Iran out of the equation and replace it with, say, Papua New Guinea. Now read the article again.

  • elmien.pieterse.7 - 2013-02-19 09:07

    Maybe SA could learn something from Iran...anyone harming a child should die a slow, painful death.

  • kazzara - 2013-02-19 09:15

    This is waht should happen,or must we first wait till it happen with our kids & wife's?Come on South Africa bring back the death penalty

  • Ruby Denar - 2013-02-19 10:35

    Thy deservd it!! South africa shud hve these same laws as iran n see the crime rate come down !!

  • sanet.redgard1 - 2013-02-19 12:44

    SA government should start looking at this type of punishment for rape and murder. The criminals know they get slaps on the wrists and will be out again in a few years time to rape and murder again.

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