2012 Photo Contest, Contemporary Issues, Stories, 2nd prize

Hanging in Iran

Photographer

Ebrahim Noroozi

Jamejam Online

12 October, 2011

Abbas (24), Rajab Ali (23), Asghar (20), and Mansour (25) were convicted for forming part of a group of more than a dozen men, who invaded a private party in Khomeinishahr, tied up male guests or locked them in rooms, and raped a number of the women.

About

Ebrahim Noroozi

Ebrahim Noroozi was born in 1980 in Tehran, Iran. He began working as a professional photographer in 2004, with Fars News Agency. His photographs have appeared nationally and in...

Background story

Khomeinishahr, Iran

Abbas (24), Rajab Ali (23), Asghar (20), and Mansour (25) were convicted for forming part of a group of more than a dozen men, who invaded a private party in Khomeinishahr, tied up male guests or locked them in rooms, and raped a number of the women. Public executions in Iran are usually conducted as punishment for murder or rape, though lesser crimes, such as fraud, can also incur a death sentence. Iran is alleged to have the second-highest execution rate in the world after China, but supplies no official figures for hangings.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/160 sec
Focal length
24 mm
F-Stop
5
ISO
800
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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