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Official Sources in Iran: One Execution in the Northeast, Two in the Northwest

21 Sep 15
Official Sources in Iran: One Execution in the Northeast, Two in the Northwest

Official sources in Iran report on three executions: two in Gilan (northwestern Iran) and one in North Khorasan (northeastern Iran).

Iran Human Rights, September 21, 2015:  On the morning of Saturday September 19, two prisoners with drug related charges were hanged to death by Iranian authorities in Lakan Prison (also known as Rasht Central Prison), according to the press department of the Judiciary in Gilan. The report identfies one of the prisoners as H.M., 45 years old, charged with participating in the trafficking of one Kilogram and five Grams of crystal meth. The other prisoner is identified as Sh.P., 46 years old, charged with participating in the trafficking of one Kilogram of crystal meth, sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in Rasht.

In a report published over the weekend, Iran state media Khorassan News mentions the execution of one prisoner in Bojnord (the capital city of North Khorasan). The prisoner was reportedly hanged to death by Iranian authorities for murdering a family member with a gun; however, the report does not include any information on the prisoner's identity or the date and location of the execution (prison or public).