Six Prisoners Hanged in Iran

April 14, 2015, 12:35 a.m.

In addition 16 other prisoners were hanged in the Ghezelhesar prison of Karaj, according to unconfirmed reports. Iran Human Rights, April 13: Six prisoners have been hanged in two different prisons according to the official Iranian sources. Official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Hormozgan province (southern Iran) reported that two prisoners identified as "M. Gh." and "A. A." were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas on Thursday April 9. The prisoners were charged with murder in two separate cases said the report. The judiciary in Markazi province (central Iran) reported about the execution of four prisoners convicted of drug-related charges on April 12.

These prisoners were identified as "Nematollah N." charged with possession and trafficking of 6950 grams of heroin, "Mohammad L." for possession of 667 grams of heroin, "Mahmood S." for trafficking of 20 grams and possession of 880 grams of heroin and "Hamed N." for possession of 536 grams of the narcotic substance crystal, said the report.   According to unofficial reports 16 prisoners were hanged in the Ghezelhesar prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) early Monday morning April 13. All these prisoners were convicted of drug-related charges. There are no more details available at this moment.