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Three Prisoners Hanged While Iranian Authorities Stay Silent

22 Jul 17
Three Prisoners Hanged While Iranian Authorities Stay Silent

Iran Human Rights (JULY 22 2017): Two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Bandar Abbas Central Prison on drug related charges, and a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. 

According to close sources, the prisoner at Rajai Shar Prison was executed on the morning of Monday July 17. Close sources have identified the prisoner as Mansour Mohammadi, and he was transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday July 15 in preparation for his execution. It is not usual for prisoners at Rajai Shahr Prison to be executed on a Monday, executions at this prison are typically carried out on Wednesdays. 

Close sources say the two prisoners at Bandar Abbas Central Prison were executed on Sunday July 16. The prisoners have been identified as Nasser Khosravi, 45 years of age, and Hashem Ghanbarloo, 41 years of age. These two prisoners were convicted in the same file on the charge of six kilograms and 800 grams of crystal meth. 

"Hashem and Nasser would purchase and sell cigarettes, and they were arrested in their cars in 2011," an informed source tells Iran Human Rights. 

The execution of prisoners with drug charges continues in Iran while the Iranian Parliament has approved a general plan to amend the law for combating drugs. The Parliament is scheduled to vote on the bill again following a two-week holiday. In the event of the final approval of the plan, the death sentences for many prisoners will be commuted to a prison sentence. 

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and state-run media, have not announced these executions.