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Iranian social media accounts have shared a video showing a brutal execution of an old man being hanged while lifted with a crane before the eyes of the public.
Human rights activists who shared footage of the incident claimed that it took place on Friday in the city of Marvdasht, southern Iran.
Warning: Graphic content.— Raman Ghavami (@Raman_Ghavami) September 14, 2018
This isn't Syria or Mosul under ISIS rule. This is #Iran, forcing people to watch security forces executing a 26 years old man in public.
Executed person was sentenced to death when he was only 13.@amnestyusa @UNHumanRights @hrw @BBC @France24_en pic.twitter.com/GF462rGwQl
It is reported that the man being executed is 26 years old, and had been imprisoned when he was only 13 years old.
The footage shows hundreds gathered to witness the execution, as women who are believed to be related to the man scream in the background, condemning the execution be carried in this manner.
The Iranian Human Rights Organization said there had been an increase in executions during the past few months, noting that 30 executions were carried in August only.
Amnesty International have previously said in its annual report that at least 507 people were executed in Iran during 2017.