IRAN: FIVE PEOPLE HANGED IN TEHRAN IN THE PAST FEW DAYS
October 27, 2010: Five people have been hanged in Tehran during the past few days.
The Iranian state run new agency ISNA, quoting Tehran‚Äôs chief prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi wrote: "During the past 2-3 days five people have been hanged in Tehran convicted of drug trafficking". Dolatabadi also said that the Iranian authorities will continue their fight against the drug dealers seriously".
No further detailed were given about those executed.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights condemned these executions and said:" The main purpose of these executions is not to fight against drug trafficking, but to spread fear among the young people who want real changes in Iran".
He added:" The victims of the Iranian authority‚Äôs execution machinery are among the weakest in the Iranian society".
He ended:" None of these executions have been reported by the Iranian media, confirming that the number of the executions is much higher than those reported". (Sources: Iran Human Right, 27/10/2010)