IRAN: 10 PEOPLE HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
January 19, 2011: Ten people were executed in Karajâ€™s Rejai Shahr Prison, Iran, early this morning.
According to the Iranian news agency Mehr, all the men were convicted of drug trafficking and they were sentenced to death by hanging in Tehranâ€™s revolution court.
Those who were hanged in Tehran today are identified as: Yunes Aghanejad, convicted of keeping 1400 grams of heroin; Sadegh Garavand, for trafficking 1070 grams of crack; Teymour Shah Karimi, for keeping 1045 grams and selling 149 grams of heroin; Abdollah Khliani for keeping a bag containing 51 portions of heroin; Hossein Feizizadeh for selling 600 grams of heroin; Amir Ali Mohammadi, for selling 500 grams of heroin (also sentenced to 30 lashes for drug addiction); Safar Karami Ganjeh, for selling 500 grams of heroin (also sentenced to 30 lashes); Alireza Ramezani, for keeping 500 grams of heroin; Ghasem Asgharzadeh for selling 14 kilos and 350 grams of opium and 950 grams of hashish (cannabis). (Sources: Iran Human Rights, Rahana, 19/01/2011)