Iran hangs man in ‘medieval’ public execution, human rights group says
Iran publicly executed a man in front of a large crowd on Thursday, the latest execution carried out by the Islamic Republic, a human rights group said.
The unknown man was convicted of “corruption on the land” and executed. Maragha City, Norway-based Iran Human Rights (IHR) said.
He was found guilty on charges related to relations with women but Specific offences It was not immediately clear, The Times of Israel reported.
IHR director Mahmoud Amiri-Moghdam said in a statement that the killing “shows the true face of a regime that seeks to prolong its life with cruelty, humiliation and intimidation of society.” “The international community must not adopt this medieval approach in 2023.”
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A photo posted by the group shows a man wearing balaclavas standing in broad daylight next to two blindfolded executioners. Another man appeared to show hundreds of people to watch the execution. They were standing behind security tape.
Second only to China, Iran executes more people than any other country, The Times of Israel reported, citing a report by Amnesty International. Despite the death toll, public executions are rare in Iran, mostly carried out in prisons.
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The IHR said there were no public executions in the country in 2021. The country is seeing an increase in executions in an effort to keep the public in line after a wave of Anti-government protests said the news report. Critics have charged that authorities have cracked down on dissent through puppet trials and suppression of free speech and due process.
The IHR said 278 people were executed in the first five months of this year.