Criminal executed by hanging in Iran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 /Trend T. Jafarov /
Eighteen-year-old Alireza Sultani was hung in Iran today. He was accused of murdering Rouhollah Dadashi. Dadashi is considered as being among the world's most powerful men.
Sultani was executed in Karaj at the location where the crime occurred, the official website of the Iranian television iribnews.ir reported.
Iran's power-lifter and strongman title champion, Rouhollah Dadashi, was killed in Iran's northern city of Karaj, attacked and stabbed to death on July 16, 2011, by three young men. The murderers escaped from the scene by car.
Dadashi participated five times in Iran's Strongest Man competitions, reached the finals, and became the champion in both 2009 and 2010.
According to international media services, since early 2011, about 200 people have been executed in Iran.
The UN and Amnesty International have repeatedly called on Iran to stop the executions. Human rights activists argue that the actual number of people executed in Iran exceeds the officially reported figures in official statistics.