Public Hanging for Drug Related Charges

Aug. 3, 2015, 11:50 p.m.
Iran Human Rights, August 3, 2015: One man was hanged publicly in the town of Eqlid (Fars province, Southern Iran) early Sunday morning August 2. According to the official Iranian media the prisoner who was identified as "Gh. A." was convicted of carrying 49 kilos and 200 grams of opium. Fars province has had the highest number of public executions in the recent years.