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Iran: Four Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

8 Jul 17
Iran: Four Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (JULY 8 2017): Four prisoners were reportedly hanged at Urmia's central prison on drug related charges. According to close sources, the prisoners were executed on the morning of Saturday July 8. 

Iran Human Rights has obtained the names of the prisoners: Khalil Mousavi Kousi, Mir-Jan Abdi, Kheiroldin Mashmoul and Soufi Koloukzadeh Gangchin. These prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. 

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 Judiciary and the media, have not announced these four executions.