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Iran: 14 Executions, 3 Carried Out in Public

Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Iran Human Rights, July 29 2015: Based on official and unofficial reports, Iranian authorities have executed at least 14 prisoners in the province of Alborz since Monday.

Close sources say seven prisoners with drug charges were hanged on Monday in Karaj Central Prison. 

On Saturday the Iranian authorities had reportedly transferred the seven prisoners along with two more prisoners to solitary confinement. 

The executions of the two others prisoners have reportedly been delayed for unknown reasons.

On Tuesday four prisoners at Ghezel Hesar Prison were hanged for drug charges, according to close sources. 

The prisoners were reportedly removed out of their prison wards on Sunday and transferred to solitary confinement along with two more prisoners. 

The executions of the two other prisoners have reportedly been delayed for unknown reasons.

Today Iranian authorities hanged three prisoners in a public area in the city of Karaj, reports state media Mehr News. 

The report does not mention the names of the prisoners or their charges.


Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015

Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015

Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015

Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015
Karaj, Iran, July 29, 2015

Source: Iran Human Rights, July 29, 2015

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