Three Boomber for Shiraz mosque Hanged: Iran
Very tough to be rational these days, i am stron opponent of capital pnnishment, but when i see the brutalities of these terrorist outfits, i question myself, what should be the punishment for them?Unfortunately my mind favours the action what the Iranian authorities did today.They hanged three mosque boombing accused.
Just or unjust but there is no other way, keeping them in Guantanmo type of place and keeping the world ingaged for intellectual discussion is not going to help anyone.Justice gets redefined as the time passes but the terror outfits are behaving like monters so they desrve the treatment.
Iran hanged on Friday three men convicted of a mosque bombing which left 14 people dead in the southern city of Shiraz a year ago, the
official IRNA news agency reported.
Mohsen Eslamian, 21, and Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 -- both university students -- and Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32, had been charged last year as "mohareb" (enemies of God) and "corrupt on the earth" by a revolutionary court in Tehran.
The three men were hanged in the city's Adelabad prison after being convicted for the April 2008 bombing of a packed mosque during evening prayers in Shiraz that also wounded more than 200 people.
Iran's judiciary had accused the defendants of having ties with a monarchist opposition group outside Iran and of taking orders from an Iranian US-based "CIA agent" to try to assassinate a high-ranking official in Iran.
The authorities also accused the group of seeking to overthrow the Islamic regime in Iran.
The latest hangings bring to 68 the number of people executed in Iran this year. Iran executed 246 people in 2008, according to a count.
Iran stepped up its use of the death penalty last year in what it says is a bid to improve security in society.
According to rights group Amnesty International, the Islamic republic applied the death penalty more than any other country apart from China in 2007, executing 317 people.
Capital offences in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery.