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Five Prisoners Executed In Iran Today

17 Apr 13
Five Prisoners Executed In Iran Today

Iran Human Rights, April 17: Five prisoners were hanged in three different Iranian prisons today, Wednesday April 17.

One prisoner hanged in the prison of Zarand (Southeastern Iran):

According to the Iranian state media one prisoner was hanged in the prison of Zarand (Kerman Province, southeastern Iran) Wednesday morning. The prisoner who was not identified by name was a 41 year old man convicted of trafficking of 1875 grams of heroin said the report.

Two prisoners hanged in the prison of Mashhad:

According to the Iranian state broadcasting two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Mashhad (northeastern Iran) early this morning.

The prisoners were identified as "a 21 year old worker" and "a 41 year old man" and convicted of rape in two different cases.

Two prisoners were hanged in the prison fa Rajai Shahr in Karaj (west of Tehran):

According to reliable sources that Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with, two prisoners were hanged in the Rajai Shahr prison of Karaj early this morning, April 17. One of the prisoners was identified as "Hossein Cheflaki", born in 1988 (1367 Iranian Calendar), arrested in 2007 (1386) charged with murder. The other prisoner whose identity is not certain*, was also chraged with murder. The executions were not reported by the official Iranian sources. According to IHR’s annual report on the death penalty in 2012, there were at least 113 un-announced executions in the prisons of Tehran /Karaj area.

Yesterday, 9 prisoners were hanged in Shiraz (southern Iran). Six of the executions were carried out publicly (Picture above).


Iran Human Rights April 18: The Iranian website Tabnak (close to the authorities) identified the other prisoner as "Reza".