Afghanistan hangs 5 men for gang-rape: Officials

KABUL (AFP) - Five Afghan men were hanged on Wednesday for the gang rape of four women despite the United Nations and human rights groups criticising the trial and calling for new president Ashraf Ghani to stay the executions.

"Five men in connection to the Paghman incident and one other big criminal were executed this afternoon," said Rahmatullah Nazari, the deputy attorney general.

The rapes took place in Paghman, outside Kabul.