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Woman Prisoner Hanged in Northeastern Iran on Drug Charges

14 Apr 16
Woman Prisoner Hanged in Northeastern Iran on Drug Charges

A woman sentenced to death on drug charges was reportedly hanged in northeastern Iran on Thursday morning Tehran time.

Iran Human Rights (APR 14 2016): On the morning of Thursday April 14, a woman was reportedly hanged at Kashmar Prison (located in the Razavi Khorasan province, northeastern Iran) on drug charges. A report by the Kurdistan Human Rights Network identifies the prisoner as Ameneh Rezaian, a 43-year-old woman who was arrested two years ago by Iranian authorities on charges of possession and trafficking of narcotics.

The report makes mention of another woman at Kashmar Prison, Khavar B., who is sentenced to death on drug charges and is currently on death row. 

Iranian official sources, including state media and the Judiciary, have been silent about Ameneh Rezaian's execution.