Two young men, Behrouz Hamid and Ali Shomali were hanged in public in the city of Ahwaz, in the southern part of Iran, on 24 February 2003. 400 police men were in the place to stop possible revolt of the people who were angry about the hangings. No charges are reported.

Javad Khoda Shenas(m), was hanged in the prison of Rajaei Shaher of Karaj city in Tehran province on 16 February 2003. He was accused of killing the owner of a goldsmith while he was trying to rob the shop.