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AFP: A 26-year-old Iranian man, convicted of murdering a woman, was hanged in prison in the northern city of Semnan, the conservative daily Jomhuri Eslami reported on Tuesday. Quoting local judiciary officials, the paper indentified the man, who was hanged on Monday, as Qadir Zamaemi-Fard and
said he had a history of repeated theft. AFP

TEHRAN – A 26-year-old Iranian man, convicted of murdering a woman, was hanged in prison in the northern city of Semnan, the conservative daily Jomhuri Eslami reported on Tuesday.

Quoting local judiciary officials, the paper indentified the man, who was hanged on Monday, as Qadir Zamaemi-Fard and said he had a history of repeated theft. It named the victim as Kolsom Rajabi but gave no further details.

At least 95 people have been executed in Iran this year, according to reports in Iran’s main newspapers and other media monitored by AFP.

Amnesty International has reported that at least 108 executions took place in 2003 and 113 in 2002.

Murder, armed robbery, rape, apostasy and serious drug trafficking are all punishable by death in Iran.