Arak, Markazi prov, Jan 30, IRNA -- Four members of a gang engaged in kidnapping and raping girls were hanged in Arak, central Iran, on Thursday.
Mohammad Sadat-Fath, Nader Ebrahimi, Ali Farmaseh, and Davood Jafari were publicly hanged after the provincial court held their death sentences.
They posed as taxi drivers and passengers, duping their victims to get on their vehicles before they drove them out of the city and raped them.
The head of Markazi Justice Department in a speech before the hanging said those who threaten people's lives by violating the laws of the country must face the consequences.
He added that the execution was intended to serve a lesson to others.
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