On 29 December 2002, "Etemad Daily Newspaper" affiliated to Khatami wing, reported that two young women were hanged on Sunday in public in a crowded square in the city of Gachsaran, southern part of Iran.

According to "Etemad", these two women, "Farahnaz Yoli" and "Zahra Bagh Sirin" were involved in killing of "Karim Mokhtari", hasband of their friends, Shahla. Shahla has been sentenced to 3 years of prison and another friend of hers, "Parvaneh Mohammadpour" to 15 years, for contribuation in the killing.