Iran hanged 8 men and one woman on murder charges, an official newspaper reported Thursday.

The report by the IRAN daily said all convicts were hanged in the notorious Evin Prison in northern Tehran on Wednesday.

The convicts were identified by their first names only. The woman, identified as 30-year-old Fakhteh, was sentenced for killing her employer in 2001, the paper said.

Since July, Iran has hanged 42 other people on charges of murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping, which, along with drug trafficking, are all capital offenses in the Islamic Republic.