Seven Executed in Northern Iran- 153 Executions in Two Months

March 2, 2014, 7:54 p.m.

The execution wave continues in Iran- 153 executions have been reported since the beginning of 2014. 82 of the executions have been reported by the official sources. Iran Human Rights (IHR) believes the execution numbers have reached beyond the alarming level and urges the international community to react. Iran Human Rights, March 2, 2014: Seven people have been executed in the prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) during the past few days. According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province, Five prisoners were hanged in the prison of Rasht yesterday March 1.

Three of the prisoners were convicted of drug trafficking, They were identified as "A. Sh." convicted of participation in possession and trafficking of 4 kilograms of concentrated heroin, "H. M." for selling and buying 3 kilograms of Opium, buying 300 grams of concentrated heroin and selling 257 grams of it, and buying 3198 grams of concentrated heroin, and Mr. "M. S." for trafficking and participation in possession of 13 kilograms and 800 grams of crack, said the report. Two of the prisoners who were executed in the prison of Rasht yesterday March 1, were convicted of sexual assault said the report. None of the prisoners were identified by name. The Judiciary websiet in Gilan also reported about two executions in the prison of Rasht on Wednesday February 26. One of the prisoners identified as "F. J." was convicted of murder, while the other prisoner was identified as "M. B." and charged with trafficking of 800 grams of heroin.