IRAN: 10 HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
February 7, 2011: According to reports from reliable sources in Iran, ten people were hanged in Vakilabad prison of Mashhad, northeast of Iran.
According to these reports five of those executed were Afghan citizens, while the others were Iranians.
All the prisoners were allegedly convicted of drug trafficking. The executions have taken place secretly and neither the families or the lawyers of those executed were informed prior to the executions.
Iran Human Rights and other human rights organizations have previously published reports about secret mass-execution of prisoners in Vakilabad prison of Mashhad. According to these reports several hundred people have been executed during the past two years in this prison. None of the executions have been announced by the official Iranian sources. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 08/02/2011)