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December 31 2008 | IRAN

Iran

Balouch Zehi put to death. This year 245 executions carried out in the country

 
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PENA MORTE: IRAN, PLURIOMICIDA IMPICCATO IN PUBBLICO

TEHERAN, 29 DIC - Un iraniano, colpevole di duplice omicidio, e' stato impiccato in pubblico oggi a Nikshahr, nel Sud-Ovest del Paese. Lo ha reso noto il quotidiano locale Kayan.

Il giustiziato si chiamava Balouch Zehi ed era stato condannato a morte per aver ucciso lo scorso ottobre una donna e sua figlia.

L'impiccagione porta a 245 il numero delle condanne a morte eseguite nella Repubblica islamica quest'anno. Una cifra che insieme alle 317 esecuzioni del 2007 porta l'Iran al secondo posto dopo la Cina tra i Paesi in cui la pena di morte e' piu' applicata.

In Iran omicidio, stupro, rapina a mano armata, traffico di droga e adulterio sono tutti reati passibili di condanna a morte.

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