|Darkness at noon: Public execution in Iran (file photo)|
On Thursday morning, 23rd April, 5 prisoners who had been charged with drug related crimes, went to the gallows, in Kerman city and Jiroft city.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 3 of them were hanged in the prison of Kerman and the other 2 were executed in the prison of Jiroft.
There is no information about their identity, and official responsible bodies, same as many previous cases have not announced these executions.
According to different estimates, more than 70 % of executions in Iran are on charges of drug related crimes, a problem that has caused most of criticism from human rights activists and international organizations on Iranian government.
It was previously agreed that in the current month, a proposal regarding abolition of the death penalty for drug charges would be raised in the public meeting of Iranian parliament.
Source: HRANA News Agency, April 29, 2015
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