At Least One Prisoner Hanged in Northern Iran

Feb. 25, 2016, 4:13 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (FEB 25 2016): At least one prisoner with drug related charges was reportedly hanged at Gorgan Central Prison.

According to the human rights group, HRANA, the prisoner, identified as Murad Ali Rajablou, 52, was hanged by Iranian authorities on the morning of Sunday February 21 for drug possession and trafficking.

Close sources say two other prisoners with unknown charges were supposed to be hanged with Rajablou, but they were returned to their cells. According to HRANA, the name of one of these prisoners is Hojat Saadatyar.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary, have been silent about Rajablou's execution.