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Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Drug Charges

9 Jul 17
Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (JULY 9 2017): A prisoner was reportedly executed at Arak Central Prison on drug related charges. According to close sources, the execution was carried out on the morning of Sunday July 9. 

Close sources have identified the prisoner as Vali Abedi, sentenced to death on the charge of possession of ten kilograms of heroin. 

Iranian authorities are carrying out death sentences for drug related charges at the same time that a bill is being reviewed by the Judicial Commission of the Iranian Parliament calling for the death sentences for many prisoners charged with drug trafficking to be called off. Iranian parliament members had 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 Vali Abedi's execution.