Iran Executes 9, Including Woman Convicted of Burying Stepdaughter Alive

Iran's state-owned newspaper says the country has hanged nine people, including a woman, convicted of murder.

A report Thursday by the IRAN newspaper says all the convicts were hanged in Evin prison north of Tehran. They were identified only by their first names.

The hangings took place Wednesday after the country's Supreme Court approved the death sentences.

The woman, whose first name was Tayyabeh, was found guilty of burying her 8-year-old stepdaughter alive in a forest near a Tehran suburb.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking are all punishable with the death penalty under Iran's Islamic penal law.