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.
Also on this date
- 1942: Vasily Klubkov, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya's betrayer
- 1783: Philip, a negro slave of Henry Garrett
- 1525: Count Ludwig von Helfenstein
- 1178 B.C.E.: Penelope's suitors, by Odysseus
- 2004: Jerry McWee, a former policeman
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