Iran hangs woman, four others for bombings: Report

Iran hanged 5 members of anti-revolutionary groups, including a woman, convicted of bomb blasts.

Last Updated: May 09, 2010, 13:40 PM IST

Tehran: Iran on Sunday hanged five members of
anti-revolutionary groups, including a woman, who had been
convicted of a series of bomb attacks, the official IRNA news
agency reported.

The five, including the woman Shirin Alamhouli, were
executed in Tehran`s Evin prison, the agency said, quoting a
statement from the capital`s prosecution office.

The four others who were hanged were Farzad Kamangar, Ali
Heidarian, Farhad Vakili and Mehdi Eslamian.

"They were convicted of carrying out terrorist acts,
including bombings of government centres and public properties
in several Iranian cities," the prosecutor`s office said
without giving the location of the bombings.

The hangings bring to at least 61 the number of people
executed in Iran so far this year, according to a news agency count
based on news reports. Last year, at least 270 people were
hanged.

Tehran says the death penalty is essential to maintain
public security and is applied only after exhaustive judicial
proceedings.

PTI