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Iran executes teenager accused of killing “Iran’s strongest man”

21 September 2011 A 17-year old, who claimed he acted in self-defence when he stabbed a popular athlete, has been publicly hanged. A 17-year old convicted of killing an athlete known as “Iran’s strongest man” was publicly hanged in the city of Karaj, near Tehran on Wednesday.Alireza Molla-Soltani was sentenced to death last month for stabbing Ruhollah Dadashi, a popular athlete during a driving dispute on 17 July. The 17-year old said he panicked and stabbed Ruhollah Dadashi in self-defence after the athlete attacked him in the dark, according to local media reports.“The execution of a 17-year…

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