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12 Prisoners (including three women) executed in Iran; Unofficial news reports five additional executions

21 Sep 13
12 Prisoners (including three women) executed in Iran; Unofficial news reports five additional executions

Iran Human Rights, September 21: Eight prisoners, including three women, were hanged in Yazd Prison (central Iran) on September 19 and four more prisoners were hanged in Qazvin Prison (west of Tehran) on September 21, reported Iranian state media.

According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Yazd, the eight prisoners hanged in Yazd Prison were convicted of drug related charges. The eight prisoners have been identified as:

"R. H." and "M. Sh.", for participation in the possession and trafficking of 10 kilograms of heroin.

"T. Y.", for trafficking 920 grams of heroin.

"R. B.", for possession and trafficking 2800 grams of heroin.

"Z. S." (woman), for possession and trafficking 4 kilograms of heroin.

"N. S." (woman), for possession and trafficking 2050 grams of crack and 495 grams of heroin.

"S. H." (woman), for participation in the possession and trafficking of 1970 grams of heroin.

"Z. S.", for drug addiction and the possession and trafficking of 630 grams of heroin and 51 grams of opium and cannabis.

The official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Qazvin had reported the hanging of the four prisoners in Qazvin Prison. Three of the prisoners were reportedly convicted of drug related charges and the fourth prisoner was reportedly convicted of murder. The prisoners have been identified as:

"F. N." (28), for possession of "some amounts of Crystal" and involvement in the manufacturing of alcoholic beverages and other drugs.

"B. N." (43), for possession of 2387 grams of crystal

"R. M." (34), for possession of 938 grams of crystal

"B. A." (26), convicted of murder in 2008

Additionally, at least five prisoners were hanged in Zahedan Prison (southeastern Iran) on September 21, according to "Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran" (HRDAI).