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Prisoner Hanged on Drug Trafficking Charges

7 Jan 17
Prisoner Hanged on Drug Trafficking Charges

Iran Human Rights (JAN 7 2017): At least one prisoner, identified as Mohammad Zebardast, was hanged at Lakan, Rasht's central prison, on drug related charges.

According to close sources, Mohammad Zebardast's execution was carried out on the morning of Wednesday January 4.

A confirmed source tells Iran Human Rights that Mr. Zebardasht was arrested in 2011 for possession of two kilograms of crystal meth and two kilograms and 800 grams of opium. He was sentenced to death in September 16, 2012 by a court in Rasht (Gilan province, northern Iran) for drug trafficking. Mr. Zebardasht was held in prison from his arrest to his execution.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about Mr. Zebardasht's execution. Close sources say it is likely that more than one prisoner was hanged at Lakan Prison on Wednesday.