Five Prisoners Hanged in Northern Iran

Oct. 23, 2014, 10:10 p.m.

Four prisoners, among them one Afghan citizen, sentenced to death for drug-related charges and one prisoner charged for murder were hanged in two different prisons in northern Iran.   Iran Human Rights, October 23, 2014: Four prisoners were hanged for drug-related charges in the prison of Rasht (Northern Iran) on Saturday October 18, reported the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province.  One of the prisoners identified as "A. M." (32 year old, name of father Gholam Rasoul)  was an Afghan citizen and was sentenced to death for possession of 1995 grams of heroin.

The other prisoners were identified as "M.H." (46) charged for participation in buying, possession and trafficking of 27 kilograms f opium; "M.A." (44; son of Ismaeil) for one kilogram of Crystal and 330 grams of heroin; "M.A." (34, son of Tavakol) for buying 2200 grams of Crystal said the report. According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, a 35 year old man was hanged in the prison of Amol (Northern Iran) yesterday morning, Wednesday October 22. The prisoner was sentenced to "Qisas" (retribution in kind) for murdering one of his friends in 2008, said the report.