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Iranian judge praises public punishments for some convicts

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The head of the Tehran Criminal Court says sentences issued for armed robbers, rapists and those who cause public disorder must be carried out in public for the good of society.

"Black Scorpion" hanged
Sadegh Moradi, a convicted rapist, was hanged in public in Tehran on Tuesday morning

Judge Amirabadi Farahani told the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday, September 11: "The judiciary is determined to carry out in public the sentences of armed robbers, rapists and disturbers of peace and order in society."

His statements come on the day that Sadegh Moradi, a convicted rapist, was hanged in public in Tehran.

"When such sentences are carried out in public," Amirabadi Farahani said, "those who think they can get away without public shame will see themselves in that position and do away with stupid thoughts."

He said the public execution of sentences leads to "peace of mind for citizens" and added: "The public, thus, is reassured that the judiciary will not allow criminals to escape without punishment."

Amirabadi Farahani stressed that once the court decides that the sentence can be carried out in public, then it will be carried out at an appropriate public location.

Sadegh Moradi, the man who was executed in Tehran on Tuesday, was arrested four years ago while trying to kidnap a woman in the southern part of the city. He was convicted in the kidnapping and rape of 30 women.

Video: A serial raper nick named "Black Scorpion" hanged in public


 Photos: The Public Hanging of "The Black Scorpion"
photos by M.R. Abbasi, Mehr News Agency

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