One Public and More Than 10 Unannounced Executions in Iran Today

Aug. 19, 2014, 12:06 a.m.
Iran Human Rights, August 18, 2014: One man was hanged publicly in the town of Mianeh, in the Iranian East-Azerbaijan province, reported the Iranian state media.  According to the Mehr news agency the man was identified as Asghar Azizi, convicted of "corruption on earth" for possession and trafficking of narcotic drugs.  He was hanged on Monday August 18, in front of the eyes of tens of  citizens including children. At least10 prisoners were executed in the Gehzelhesar prison of Karaj according to the "human rights activists' news agency" (HRANA). The executiosn took place early today August 18, said the report. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has confirmed the executions. At the present moment there are no further details about who these prisoners were. There have been several reports about protests in the Gheselhesar prison yesterday Sunday August 17. According to the reports several prisoners have been killed as a result of the prison guards opening fire on them. IHR is investigating these reports.