Iran hangs 9 people for murder, drug trafficking

Nine people, including a 30-year-old woman, have been hanged in Iran, state media reported Thursday. The state-run daily newspaper IRAN said four of the nine including the woman were convicted of murder in separate cases and were hanged Wednesday. The woman was found guilty of killing her husband with a hammer, it said. Five others convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in the southeastern city of Kerman, some 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Teheran, state radio reported. It did not say when they were hanged. No other details were immediately known. The nine were only identified by their first names.