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Iran: 30 Executions Carried Out in Last Ten Days

19 Apr 16
Iran: 30 Executions Carried Out in Last Ten Days

Iranian authorities have hanged four prisoners in northwestern Iran on drug charges. This brings the total of prisoners who have been executed in Iran in the last ten days to 30. 

Iran Human Rights (APR 19 2016): On the morning of Tuesday April 19, four prisoners were reportedly hanged on drug charges at Urmia's central prison, Darya. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the names of the four prisoners are: Majid Moradi, Ahmad Mohi, Alireza Sarian, and Mansour Raziani. Iranian officials sources, including state media and the Judiciary, have been silent about these executions.

The rate of executions in Iran had significantly decreased during a three-month period, from the outset of 2016 until after the Iranian parliamentary election and the Nowruz holiday. However, executions have resumed since April 2016. According to Iran Human Rights, 30 people have been executed in Iran in the last ten days alone.