Victim’s parents ‘hang’ man for murder


An Iranian man was hanged today by the parents of his victim whom he murdered when he was a minor, the official IRNA news agency said. Behnoud Shojaie had been convicted of stabbing to death 17-year-old Ehsan Nasrollahi during a fight in August 2005 when he himself was aged 17, IRNA reported.  Shojaie was hanged by the victim’s parents in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, the agency said. Former Iran judiciary chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi had agreed in June last year to suspend Shojaie’s death sentence to give the victim’s family a chance to pardon him under Islamic sharia law.