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Iran: At Least Two Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

30 Aug 17
Iran: At Least Two Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (AUG 29 2017): At least two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Ardabil Central Prison on drug related charges. 

According to close sources, the executions of "Fardin Hosseini" and "Massoud Vaizadeh" were carried out on the morning of Wednesday August 30.

Fardin and Massoud were reportedly held in prison for more than four years before they were executed. The two men were reportedly convicted in the same file and sentenced to death each for the charge of manufacturing three kilograms of crystal meth. "Fardin was a chemical engineer and had no previous criminal record," an informed source tells Iran Human Rights. 

The execution of prisoners with drug related charges continues in Iran at the same time that the Iranian Parliament has approved a bill to stop drug related executions. The bill must be approved by Iran's Guardian Council before it can be passed.