Iran Human Rights, April 16: According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in province of Fars (southern Iran), nine prisoners were hanged in the city of Shiraz today. Six of the prisoners were hanged in public and the other three prisoners were hanged in Adel Abad Prison.
The prisoners were convicted of “Moharebeh” through armed robbery. The report states that four of the prisoners executed— identified as GhN, AHN, MZ, and BD— were convicted of armed robbery. Three other people convicted of robbery— identified as MHA, BA, NP— were also charged. Two of them were executed today and the other was sentenced to life in prison.
Three other prisoners, who were not identified by name, were hanged in Adel Abad Prison. They were convicted of armed robbery and rape.
According to IHR’s annual report on the death penalty in 2012, the city of Shiraz and the province of Fars hold the record for the highest number of public executions.
The Deputy Prosecutor General of the revolutionary courts in Fars is among the individuals whose name is in the European Union’s sanctions list.