IRAN: 13 PEOPLE HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
June 7, 2010: According to reliable sources 13 people were hanged in the morning in the prison of Ghezel Hesar, Tehran, Iran Human Rights reported.
The human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei confirmed the hangings in Tehran on his personal web site. They were all allegedly convicted of drug trafficking. Some of those executed in Tehran are identified as: Ahmad Shah Bakhsh, Abdolhossein Soltanabadi, Masoud, Amir K., Kazem Tashaki, Mohammad Azarfam, Mohammad Jafari, Nader Azarnoush, Sanjar Totazehi, Baghi Amini.
The official Iranian media have not broadcasted the news yet. On June 7, Iran Human Rights reported that 26 people had been transferred to the quarantine section of Ghezel Hesar prison prior to execution. There are no further news about the fate of the others who were transferred to the quarantine section. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 08/06/2010)