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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Iran: Four Prisoners Executed

Public hanging, Iran
Four prisoners were reportedly executed on the morning of Monday July 3.

Iran Human Rights (JULY 3 2017): On Monday July 3, three prisoners were reportedly hanged at Isfahan Central Prison on drug related charges, and a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges.

Close sources have identified the three prisoners as Omid Mohammadzadeh, charged with one kilogram of crystal meth, Seyed Reza Mousavi, charged with 800 grams of crystal meth, and Seyed Reza, charged with an unknown amount of narcotics. "None of these prisoners had any prior convictions," an informed source told Iran Human Rights. 

The three prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday July 1 in preparation for their executions.

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.

The Baloch Activists Campaign group reported on the execution of a prisoner at Zahedan Central Prison who was identified as Hossein Reigi, 50 years ago age. Mr. Reigi was reportedly imprisoned for seven years before he was executed.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have not announced these four executions.

Source: Iran Human Rights, July 3, 2017

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