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Iran: Four Prisoners Scheduled for Execution For Drug Charges

7 Nov 17
Iran: Four Prisoners Scheduled for Execution For Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (Nov 6 2017): Four prisoners who were sentenced to death on drug related charges were transferred to solitary confinement in Urmia Central Prison in preparation for executed.

According to a close source, on the morning of Monday November 6, four prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement from ward 15 of Urmia Central Prison (Darya) to be executed.

The prisoners were identified as Asghar Ranjbar, Hedayat Shirzad, Hassan Bashoqi, and Ali Zare’.

“The prisoners were sentenced to death on the charge of possessing 5 to 200 kilograms of heroin or meth,” said a close source to Iran Human Rights.

These prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement while after the bill for the amendment to the drug law in Iran was approved, the executions of this type were supposed to be stopped until further investigation of their cases.