Graphic new video footage of a public hanging in Iran this week highlights the brutalization of both the condemned and those who watch executions, according to Amnesty International.
The video provided to Amnesty International was shot on 19 July, and shows the execution by hanging of three men in Azadi Square in the city of Kermanshah. The men had been convicted of rape.
The three men are shown standing on top of buses as guards drape ropes fixed to a bridge overhead around their necks, before a crowd of onlookers including children. The crimes for which the men were condemned and the execution is announced over a loudspeaker, then the buses are driven away.
Video courtesy of Fazel Hawramy of kurdishblogger.com