Stones Six To Death
10/26/97 9:30 AM
Iran (AP) -- Three men and three women have been stoned to death
in public in northern Iran after a court found them guilty of
adultery and prostitution,
a newspaper reported Sunday.
is rare in Iran with the sentence carried out about once or twice
Farsi-language Salam newspaper said Kheirollah Javanmard, Ali
Mokhtarpour and Parviz Hassanzadeh confessed before a court in
Sari, 155 miles northeast of Tehran, to committing adultery and
running a prostitution ring along with Fataneh Danesh, Massumeh
Einy and Marziyeh Falah.
group was active in corrupting Iranian youth in different
ways," the paper quoted the court as saying.
report did not say when the six were tried or executed.
said the stoning was carried out by local citizens in public in
Khazar Abad, near the Caspian Sea.
Iran's Islamic laws, prostitution and adultery are illegal and
punishable by death.