Two men being executed by public hanging in Iran (file photo) (epa)
July 12, 2006 -- Iranian media reported today that six men were publicly hanged after being found guilty of crimes ranging from serial rape to narcotics trafficking.
Hundreds of onlookers reportedly cheered as a 34-year-old man found guilty of abducting and raping scores of young girls was hanged from a crane.
Women In Iran
Women in Tehran (epa file photo)
CALLING FOR MORE RIGHTS: Although women played key roles in Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, the place of women in post-revolutionary society has been a vexing question. Iranian women have struggled to bring attention to their calls for greater rights in their country's rigid theocratic system, calls that have often clashed with the values proclaimed by conservatives in society. (more)