IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED IN ISFAHAN
February 17, 2009: Five men were hanged in the prison of Isfahan, according to the reports from Iran.
According to the Iranian website "young Journalists Clubâ€ť (YJC) three of the men were convicted of drug trafficking, while two were convicted of murder. One of those executed for drug trafficking was an Afghan citizen according to the report.
According to the web-site "Acitivists for democracy and human rights in Iranâ€ť the men were identified as: Hamid Babaei (35), Mohammad Gorgi (25), Omid Noori (27), Yasin Jafari (27) and Abbasali Ghasemi (30). (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 18/02/2009)