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Iran: 15 Prisoners Executed

Iran Human Rights (FEB 15 2017): Iran Human Rights has received reports of 15 executions in Iran, three of the prisoners were hanged on Monday, while twelve of them were hanged today.

Twelve prisoners hanged at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison (northern Iran): 

According to close sources, the twelve prisoners were executed on the morning of Wednesday February 15. Six of the prisoners have been identified as: Mir Mohammad Mousavi, Farzad Taghavi, Yousef Mohammadi, Arash Bayat, Bahram Yazdani, and Taher Rezalou. The twelve prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement before their executions, and according to a confirmed source, majority of the prisoners were sentenced to death on drug related charges. Two death row prisoners, who were also taken to solitary along with the twelve prison, were reporyedly taken back to their cells after their death sentences were suspended by the  complainants on their case file.

Three prisoners hanged at Zabol Prison (Sistan & Baluchestan, eastern Iran) on drug related charges:

According to a report by the human rights news agency, Baloch Activists Campaign, three prisoners were hanged at Zabol Prison on Monday February 13. The prisoners were reportedly sentenced to death on drug related charges. The report identifies the prisoners as Mohammad Sarani, 32 years of age and Zaher Nahtani, 31 years of age. Both of these men were reportedly held in prison for five years each before their executions.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent on these executions.