Five prisoners were convicted of drug-related charges. At least 28 people have been executed in the first two weeks of 2015 in Iran.
Iran Human Rights, January 14, 2015: Five prisoners were hanged in the prison of Arak (Central Iran) yesterday Tuesday January 13, reported the official website of the Judiciary in Markazi Province.
All the prisoners were sentenced to death by Arak Revolution Court for drug related charges said the report. The prisoners were identified as "Mohammadreza S." charged with possession and trafficking of 10 kilograms of heroin, "Mohammad A" for possession and trafficking of 3 kilograms and one gram of heroin, "Davoud A" for possession of 3330 grams of heroin and 3 grams of concentrated heroin, "Javad M.
" for paticipation in buying and possession of 4300 grams of heroin, and "Mostafa F." for participation in buying and possession of 4300 grams of heroin, said the report.
One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran) early this morning, Wednesday January 14, reported the official website of the Judiciary in Mazandaran Province. The prisoner was identified as "M. R." charged with kidnapping and rape of a women, said the report.