IRAN: EIGHT MEN HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING
March 1, 2010: eight men have been hanged in Iran recently for murder, drug trafficking.
Three men were hanged February 27 in the prison of Birjand in eastern Iran, reported the daily newspaper Khorasan.
The men who were not identified by name, were convicted of murdering several security forces under armed clashed close to the eastern borders of Iran.
The three were put to death in front of the families of the slain policemen
On February 25 five men were hanged in the prison of Kerman, southeastern Iran, reported the state run Iranian news agency ISNA.
Four men were identified as "Rouhollah Kh.", "Saeed M.", "Shokrollah N." and "Zabihollah Kh." and were all convicted of drug trafficking and keeping arms. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 27/02/2010)