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At leat Five People Executed in Iran Today- One Hanged in Public

19 May 15
At leat Five People Executed in Iran Today- One Hanged in Public

Besides the five executions that were officially announced, five other unannounced executions have been reported by unofficial sources.   Iran Human Rights, May 19, 2015: Five prisoners were hanged in two Iranian cities Tuesday morning May 19, reported Iranian state media.   According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Fars province (Southern Iran), one man was hanged publicly in the city of Shiraz this morning. The man who was identified as "Hossein A" was sentenced to death convicted of rape, said the report which also mentioned that he was sentenced to 37 years in prison and 111 lashes for kidnapping and robbery.

Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Arak (Central Iran) this morning, reported the official website of Judiciary in Markazi province. These prisoners were identified as "Abdolrahman Sh.", "Isa B." and "Alireza B." for participation in trafficking of 111 kilograms of heroin, and "Ahmadreza M." for selling 11 grams of the narcotic substance "crystal", possession of 601 grams of heroin and 79 grams of crystal. The above mentioned charges have not been confirmed by independent sources. The website of the "Human Rights Activists News Agency" (HRANA) reported about execution of five prisoners in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz. One of the prisoners was identified as "Mehdi Keshavarz" and all of them were convicted of murder, said the report. These executions have not been announced by the official sources yet.