Iran: Hand Amputation and Two Executions

April 20, 2017, 2:10 a.m.

Two prisoners were reportedly executed. One of the prisoners had his hand amputated by Iranian authorities prior to his execution.

Iran Human Rights (APR 20 2017): A prisoner was reportedly executed at Shiraz's Adel Abad Prison on theft and murder charges on Tuesday April 18. According to a report by the human rights news agency HRANA, the prisoner's hand was amputated by Iranian authorities ten days before he was executed. HRANA has identified the prisoner as Hamid Moini.

Another prisoner was reportedly executed at Bandar Abbas Central Prison on drug related charges on Sunday April 16.

Close sources have identified the prisoner who was executed as Mohammad Sajdin, 37 years old. Mr. Sajdin was held in prison for three years and 10 months before his execution. In 2014, he was reportedly sentenced to death by the revolutionary court in Bandar Abbas.