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Iran: Two Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution on Drug Charges

8 Mar 17
Iran: Two Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution on Drug Charges

Two prisoners are in imminent danger of execution on drug related charges.

Iran Human Rights (MAR 8 2017): Two death row prisoners in Dizel Abad Prison (Kermanshah province, western Iran) were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.

According to close soures, the prisoners were transferred on Saturday March 4. The prisoners have been identified as cousins Mehdi Nejati, 36, and Houshang Nejati, 38.

"They were arrested in 2010 on the charge of [trafficking] four kilograms of crystal meth. Their death sentenced to death on December 24, 2016 by the Kermanshah Revolutionary Court," a close source tells Iran Human Rights.