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Iran hangs man for raping dozens of women

AFP , Sunday 5 Jun 2016
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Iran hanged a 21-year-old man on Sunday after convicting him of the rape of dozens of women in the historic southern city of Shiraz, the judiciary said.

The convict, identified only as Amin D., earned notoriety as the "Vaseline Man" in Iranian media for his greasing of his body in the pre-dawn attacks on women in their homes that sowed terror in the southern city of some 1.5 million people.

"The man was arrested in August 2015 with CCTV footage provided by one of the victims, DNA and blood type match and other evidence left on the scene," Shiraz prosecutor Ali Salehi told the Mizan Online website.

"He was sentenced to death for corruption on earth and creating widespread insecurity in Shiraz through breaking into the houses of a large number of citizens at night and sexually assaulting and raping women."

Corruption on earth is the most serious offence under the Islamic legal code in force in Iran since the 1979 revolution and is punishable by death.

Fars province police chief Ahmad Goudarzai said last year that the suspect was only identified after he left his trousers at the scene of one attack with a dry cleaning tag.

The police then narrowed their search to 15,000 people with the same family name.

Eventually they used DNA samples to identify and arrest the suspect.

Police said the man was arrested once two years before for stealing a mobile phone, but the female victim had felt too embarrassed to report the sexual assault and he was released shortly afterwards.

Amin D. was hanged together with a second man who had been convicted of raping and murdering a woman, Mizan Online said.

According to human rights watchdog Amnesty International, Iran executed at least 977 people in 2015, mostly on drug trafficking charges.

Amnesty does not include figures for secretive China, but the number of executions in Iran exceeded both neighbouring Pakistan and regional rival Saudi Arabia.

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Salman Mohammadi
07-06-2016 10:00am
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GOOD! Raper must die!
Raping women is a wild thing! this people must be die because they are dangerous for humanity! We must care and save women because they are physically weaker than men! This is responsibility. This crime is equal to taking hostage and terror and police and Jude must do the same to them
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saeed
06-06-2016 09:40pm
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from iran
im saeed!! im from shiraz_Iran and i saw the scene lively . in any country rape the women in a vilolent and unpolite way is something against humanity and sentence is equally execution. these days Yahoo all broadcast against Iran . why ?? why you want show Iran something violent and against human right and authority??? iran is the saftiest country along all the middle east . and we do not need yahoo or any other broadcasting corporation to say against Iran
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lili
06-06-2016 07:31pm
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totally right
that's the best thing to do with that wild beast. if there was the possibility he could be raped dozens of times instead of being hanged that would be a good choice too. but unfortunately he'll be raped in hell.
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Saeed
06-06-2016 11:43am
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Great support on Muslim Women
I was happy to hear an evil was removed from the earth. Good luck for human and humanity and women who needs security on their life
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