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Thursday, Augist 2, 2007

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  • August 2: Majid Kavoosifar, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, waves to the crowd prior to his hanging in public, as a police officer looks on, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran. Moqaddas was shot dead in his car after leaving his central Tehran office.
  • August 2: An Iranian police officer stands guard, as Majid Kavoosifar, left, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, is hanged, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 2: Iranian officers hang Majid Kavoosifar, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 2: Iranians take pictures and video with cell phones and cameras as authorities hang two men convicted of killing a prominent judge, a police officer and a bystander in a string of robberies and attacks, in Tehran, Iran. Flanked by masked hangmen, Majid Kavoosifar, 28, and his cousin Hossein Kavoosifar, 24, were executed in front of the main offices of the judiciary in central Tehran. The two men were convicted of shooting dead Judge Hassan Moqaddas in his car outside his central Tehran office in August 2005.
  • August 2: Handcuffed Hossein Kavoosifar, who acted as an accomplice in the assassination of Judge Hassan Moqaddas, shown in a poster at right, is hanged, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 2: Handcuffed Majid Kavoosifar, left, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, shown in a poster at right, is hanged, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 2: Iranian officers prepare the rope to hang Majid Kavoosifar, center, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran. Moqaddas was shot dead in his car after leaving his central Tehran office.
  • August 2: Majid Kavoosifar, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, waves to the crowd prior to his hanging in public, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 2: Iranian police officers escort Majid Kavoosifar, center, convicted of assassinating Judge Hassan Moqaddas, prior to his hanging in public, on the second anniversary of the assassination, in Tehran, Iran.
  • August 1: Iranian police officers and others view the scene as five convicted criminals are hung, in a neighborhood of Mashad, 620 miles northwest of Tehran, Iran. In the second round of collective executions in ten days, Iran publicly hanged 7 criminals convicted on various charges of rape, robbery and kidnapping, according to reports on the official web-site of state broadcasting company.

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