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Five Prisoners Hanged in Iran

3 Feb 15
Five Prisoners Hanged in Iran

Four prisoners were executed for drug-related charges and one man was hanged convicted of murder. Iran Human Rights, February 3, 2015: Four prisoners convicted of drug-related charges were hanged in the prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) reported the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province. The prisoners were identified as "A. M." (42) charged with trafficking of 5750 grams of crystal (methamphetamin), "Y. Gh" (41) for buying 5750 grams of crystal,  "H. T." (37) for participation in buying 3300 grams of crystal and "S. Gh." (29) for possession and trafficking of 5750 grams of crystal, said the report.

The executions were carried out on Saturday January 31. The Iranian daily newspaper reported that a 21 year old man was hanged in the prison of Mashhad (Northeastern Iran) Monday morning 2. February. The man who was not identified by name, was convicted of stubbing a 20 year old man under a fight at a wedding party two years ago. He was sentenced to qesas (retribution in kind).