|Public execution in Iran|
3 prisoners were hanged in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Thursday morning, 26th March, 3 prisoners in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad were executed by hanging.
According to HRANA's sources, the 3 men who had been convicted of drug crimes have not been identified yet and judiciary officials also have not given any information about them.
These executions are happening while, according to Ahmed Shaheed, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, the death penalty in Iran over the past decade has been rising from 99 cases a year in 2004 to 687 in 2013.
Ahmad Shaheed in his latest report described the increasing rate of executions in Iran as "alarming" and urged to stop this process.
Source: Human Rights Activists News Agency, March 31, 2015
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