Iran: Arbitrary Executions Continue-11 Prisoners Transferred for Execution
May 23, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
Only two days after execution of 11 prisoners in Ghezelhesar prison of Karaj, a new group of 11 prisoners have been transferred to solitary confinement for execution in the same prison. Iran Human Rights calls for international reactions.
Iran Human Rights, May 23, 2015: According to Iran Human Rights' sources 11 prisoners from Ghezelhesar prison of Karaj (West of Tehran) have been transferred to solitary confinement for execution in the coming days. According to these sources all of the prisoners are charged with drug offences. Two of the prisoners are identified as "Abbas Heydari" and "Masoud Zibaei".
IHR reported about the execution of 11 other prisoners in Ghezelhesar prison on Thursday May 21. Also these prisoners were convicted of drug-related charges and six of the prisoners were identified by name. All together at least 28 people were executed in different Iranian prisons between Monday and Thursday last week.
IHR calls for the international community to react to the execution wave in Iran. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: " We are facing a gradual mass-execution of the prisoners in Iran. Most of these prisoners are subjected to unfair trials and charged with drug offences which are not considered as the "most serious" crimes. The international community can not remain silent and must react in order to stop these arbitrary executions".