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The fire moved quickly through the house, a one-story wood-frame structure in a working-class neighborhood of Corsicana, in northeast Texas. Flames spread along the walls, bursting through doorways, blistering paint and tiles and furniture. Smoke pressed against the ceiling, then banked downward, seeping into each room and through crevices in the windows, staining the morning sky.
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Iran: Five executed on drug charges

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Four prisoners were reportedly hanged on Saturday September 24 at Tabriz Central Prison (East Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran).

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 26 2016): Four prisoners on death row for drug related offenses were reportedly executed at Tabriz Central Prison early morning on Saturday September 24.

According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the names of the prisoners are: Abdolkarim Bapiri, Mehdi Molaie, Salah Ghaderian, and Ali Mohtabipour.

These four prisoners were reportedly arrested by Iranian authorities in 2013 on drug related charges. 

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about their executions.

A prisoner was reportedly hanged on drug related charges at Taybad Prison (Razavi Khorasan province, eastern Iran).

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 26 2016): A prisoner sentenced to death on drug related charges was reportedly hanged at Taybad Prison early morning on Sunday September 25.

According to a report by the unofficial news agency, HRANA, the prisoner is Hadi Oskouie, 31 years old. 

The report says that one of Hadi's brothers was recently executed at the same prison on similar charges.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about Sunday's execution.

Source: Iran Human Rights, September 26, 2016

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