A Prisoner will be Hanged in Public on Thursday

HRANA News Agency – A prisoner identified as Mehdi Shahrivaz will be hanged in public on Thursday, May 26, 2011.  Iranian judiciary authorities have announced that this prisoner was arrested for murder and after being tried for this crime, he has received the death penalty.


According to a report by Borna News Agency, an Iranian judiciary official has said, “With the permission of the head of Judiciary Branch, the case has been referred to the sentence enforcement unit in Qazvin, [a city northwest of Iran].  The death penalty for the second serial killer in Qazvin will be carried out in public in Isfahan St. (Iran Gaz) at 7:00am on Thursday, May 26, 2011.”


On September 18, 2010, Mehdi Shahrivaz was tried by the second branch of Qazvin’s Criminal Court.  According to Iranian judiciary officials, in two separate public and closed hearings, the defendant confessed to killing five women and stealing their money and gold.  Iranian judiciary officials have also declared that the defendant has pleaded with victims’ families for forgiveness.




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