IRAN: FOUR MEN HANGED IN ISFAHAN
December 4, 2010: Four people were hanged in the prison of Isfahan, central Iran, early this morning.
According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA, four men convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in the central prison of Isfahan today. The men were identified as: "Abdollah N." convicted of keeping and selling 495 grams of crack; "Zarif D." for keeping nine kilos and 450 grams of crack; "Masoud Gh." (born in 1972) for trafficking of 261 (grams) of crack and finally "Bakhtiar S." (born in 1966) for keeping 74 kilos and 800 grams of crack and 603 grams of opium, 94 grams of another opium product and drug addiction.
Besides death penalty "Bakhtiar S" was also sentenced to 2 years in prison, 70 lashes and a fine of 18200000 rials (Â 1820 USD).
The charges have not been confirmed by independent sources. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 04/12/2010)