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27 Prisoners Executed in Iran- 206 Executions So Far in June

17 Jun 15
27 Prisoners Executed in Iran- 206 Executions So Far in June

 In the absence of international reactions the Iranian authorities might have executed one person every two hours in June 2015. Iran Human Rights (IHR) calls for immediate international reactions to stop the mass-executions ongoing in Iran.   Iran Human Rights, June 17, 2015: Official Iranian media has reported about the execution of 27 people yesterday and today. According to the website of the Iranian State Broadcasting, Jam News, 25 prisoners were hanged in the Rajaishahr prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) Tuesday morning June 16. "Most of the prisoners were convicted of drug related charges" said the report which called the prisoners "criminals and drug traffickers".

None of the prisoners were identified by name. Two other prisoners were hanged in two different Iranian cities early this morning. According to Tabnak news website, one of the prisoners was charged with Moharebeh (waging war against God) for kidnapping, carrying arms and distribution of alcoholic beverages. The prisoner who was not identified by name was 33 year old and was hanged early Wednesday morning in the prison of Mashhad (Northeastern Iran) said the report. The other prisoner who was hanged on Wednesday morning was 43 years old and identified as "M. Z.". He was charged with murder and hanged in the prison of Sari (Northern Iran). According to reports collected by IHR so far in June at least 206 people might have been executed in different Iranian cities. 62 of the executions have been announced by the official sources while IHR has managed to confirm 71 other executions which have not been announced by the authorities, in addition to 73 executions reports that haven't been confirmed yet. IHR condemns the arbitrary executions in Iran and calls for international reactions. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "The number of executions in Iran is unprecedented in the last 20 years. So far in June the Iranian authorities have executed 12 people each day, while the international community continues its meaningful silence".