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2011: Three in Shiraz

April 16th, 2012 Headsman

A year ago this date, three young men identified as Abolfazl Faraei, Reza Roshanfekr and Seyed Rokneddin Karimi were executed by hanging from cranes in Shiraz, Iran, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, and murder.

Disturbing images of the public hangings follow; click on any save the last to zoom to a larger disturbing.

Update: Shiraz marked the anniversary date by hanging eight more the day this post was published, April 16, 2012.

Another man was reported hanged the same date for murder in nearby Takhteh Kenar.

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Entry Filed under: 21st Century,Capital Punishment,Common Criminals,Crime,Death Penalty,Execution,Hanged,History,Iran,Kidnapping,Mature Content,Murder,Public Executions,Ripped from the Headlines,Theft

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2 thoughts on “2011: Three in Shiraz”

  1. Meaghan says:

    The third photo, with the sunlight shining through the noose, is almost artful.

  2. JCF says:

    Turning a living, breathing human being into a corpse: how can people do this? State-sanctioned or no? Everything about the death penalty is just so WRONG!

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