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Iran: Man Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (JULY 6 2017): An unidentified man was reportedly hanged on drug related charges at Qaem Shahr Prison (Mazandaran province, northern Iran). 

According to close sources, the execution sentence was carried out on Tuesday July 4. The identity of the prisoner is not known at this time. 

Iranian parliament members had formerly requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges. 

Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced this execution.