Eleven convicted murderers hanged in Tehran

Iran Materials 21 January 2009 15:30 (UTC +04:00)

Eleven convicted murderers were hanged Wednesday in Tehran, the daily Vatan'e Emruz reported Wednesday.

The eleven were hanged in the early hours of Wednesday in the Evin prison in northern Tehran after their death sentences had been confirmed by the Supreme Court.

Murder, rape, sabotage and drug trafficking of quantities in excess of five kilos are crimes punishable by death in Iran, reported dpa.