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Five Prisoners Executed in Iran

24 Sep 14
Five Prisoners Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights, September 24, 2014:  Five prisoners were hanged in three different Iranian cities, reported Iranian state media. According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, one man was hanged in the prison of Noshahr (Northern Iran) early this morning Wednesday September 24. The prisoner who was identified as "Jaber N." was convicted of a murder in 2004. His age at the time of committing the alleged offence wasn't mentioned in the report. Two other prisoners convicted of drug-related charges were hanged in the prison of Qazvin (west of Iran) early this morning reported  Fars news agency.

The prisoners were identified as "Sadegh Mohammadkhanloo" (33) charged with trafficking of 995 grams of the narcotic substance Crystal, and "Asghar Mahtabi" (35)  charged with possession and trafficking of one kilogram of crack and 200 grams of crystal, said the report.   Two other men, convicted of murder were hanged in the prison of Mashhad (Northeastern Iran). One of the prisoners was an 18 year old boy sentenced to death for murdering another man in 2009. It is not clear whether the prisoner was 18 at the time of committing the alleged offence  or 18 year was his age at the time of execution.  The other prisoner hanged in Mashhad was 27 year old and convicted of a murder in 2010. None of the prisoners were identified by name. The executions were carried early morning Sunday September 21. Iran Human Rights is investigating whether one of the prisoners executed in Mashhad on Sunday was under 18 at the time of committing the alleged offence. at