Two Prisoners Hanged For Drug Offences

Dec. 25, 2015, 11:14 p.m.

Iran Human Rights, December 25, 2015: On Wednesday December 23, two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Ghezelhesar Prison (in the northern city of Karaj, west of Tehran).

The prisoners were identified as "Mehdi Khorram" and "Ebrahim Khorram" and were in their thirties. Both prisoners were convicted of drug offences and were held in Unit 2 of Ghezelhesar Prison.  

IHR has received pictures of the prisoners. Iranian authorities have not announced the executions yet.

Several thousand prisoners sentenced to death for drug offences are held in Ghezelhesar Prison.