67-year-old hangs; raped 37 women.
A 67-year-old man was hanged Saturday for raping 37 women. Police found a 100-hour-long video that he made of his sexual acts with his victims.
The man, identified only as Ahmad, would gain access to homes by identifying himself as a policeman, government official or some other role.
He was arrested five years ago in Esfahan. His case took so long because of repeated appeals. Meanwhile, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) said a 29-year-old political prisoner, Aziz Khakzad, was executed in the Kerman prison a few days earlier. His family told HRANA the man was arrested in 2007 for his political activities and sentenced to die for waging war on God.
But his family and friends pursued his case and an appeals court killed the death sentence and gave him five years in prison instead. The family said it was notified of the execution hours after it was carried out. But there was no explanation for why he came to face the death penalty again.