54 criminals sentenced to death in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 25 /Trend D.Khatinoglu/
Fifty-four people convicted of committing heavy crimes have been sentenced to death penalty over the last four months, Mehr News Agency reported quoting Spokesperson of Iranian Judiciary System Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei as saying to journalists in his weekly briefing.
"They are accused of murdering, kidnapping and raping," said Ejei.
According to Ejei, 45 of them have been executed in that period.
Iran takes the second place in the world after China in term of execution rate.