Five Prisoners Hanged in Iran

May 11, 2015, 12:45 a.m.

Iran Human Rights, May 10, 2015: Five prisoners were hanged in two different prisons in Iran Saturday morning May 9. According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province (Northern Iran) a 27 year old man identified as "A. F." was hanged in the prison of Rasht (capital of the province) Saturday morning, The prisoner was convicted of murder, said the report.  Four other prisoners were hanged in the Urmia prison (northwestern Iran) on Saturday May 9. According to unofficial reports these prisoners were convicted of murder. The prisoners are identified as Adel Bakhshalizadeh, Bahman Esmaeili, Ghader Hamidi and Ali Tajdari.

These executions have not been announced by the official Iranian sources.