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8 People, Among Them One Afghan Citizen Executed in Iran

15 May 15
8 People, Among Them One Afghan Citizen Executed in Iran

The execution wave continues in Iran. At least 45 people have been executed so far in May 2015. Iran Human Rights, May 16, 2015: One prisoner was executed in the prison of Mashhad (northeastern Iran) and seven people were hanged in the prison of Shiraz (southern Iran). The Iranian daily newspaper "Khorasan" reported on Thursday May 15, that a 45 year old man who was convicted of murdering a 26 year old man was hanged in the prison of Mashhad. Both the offender and victim were drug addicts said the report. According to unofficial reports from Adelabad prison of Shiraz seven prisoners were hanged in this prison.

The "Human Right Activists News Agency" (HRANA) reported that four of the prisoners were convicted of armed robbery and executed on Sunday May 11, while three were convicted of murder and hanged on May 13. One of those executed was an Afghan citizen. These executions have not been announced by the official Iranian media.