|Watching a public hanging in Iran|
Iran Human Rights (MAY 29 2017): On the morning of Sunday May 28, an unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people.
The execution was announced by the state-run news agency Rokna.
On Friday May 26, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on the charge of possession and trafficking 850 grams of heroin.
The HRANA human rights news agency has identified the prisoner as Morteza Sanaie, 55 years of age.
Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced Morteza Sanaie's execution.
Iranian parliament members had formerly requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges.
Source: Iran Human Rights, May 29, 2017
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