Iran will impress the world today with a demonstration of its technical abilities by hanging 30 people for a variety of crimes from drug possession to simple felonies, including disturbing public safety and security, being a public nuisance while drunk and being involved in illegal relationships. Iran is second only to China in its rate of execution. China currently has the lead with 470 last year to Iran’s 317. This will, however, make a bent in the deficit.
Iran recently announced its plans to second nine people for adultery. Click here.
Update: Iran has carried out the sentence, here tough CNN is reporting 29 confirmed hangings.
Iran often uses cranes to hang people. This includes the recent hanging of a 16-year-old girl for having sex out of weblock, click here. After the judge was criticized internationally for his death sentence of Atefeh Rajabi as a violation of international legal principles against executing minors, he personally put the noose around her neck and signals for the crane to be raised. Her death was defended as necessary under Sharia law and Islamic traditions in Iran.
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