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Three Prisoners Scheduled to be Publicly Executed in 48 Hours in North-Eastern Iran

25 Nov 14
Three Prisoners Scheduled to be Publicly Executed in 48 Hours in North-Eastern Iran

Iranian media have reported about the execution of one man convicted of murder in Mashhad yesterday, and scheduled public hanging of three prisoners on Thursday this week. Iran Human Rights, November 25, 2014: Three men are scheduled to be hanged in public in the Iranian province of Khorasan-Razavi (Northeastern Iran) said the Prosecutor of the "Public and Revolution Court" of Mashhad to the reporters today. Quoting Gholamali Sadeghi, the state run Iranian news agency Fars reported that three prisoners convicted of murder will be hanged publicly on Thursday 27. November.

Two of the prisoners will be hanged in Mashhad while the third prisoner will be hanged in the town of Joghanai (near Mashhad). The report didn't identify the prisoners. Iran is the country with the highest number of public executions. Iran's practice of public executions has been criticized both by the international community and the civil society inside Iran.