IRAN: 9 EXECUTED AMONG THEM ONE MINOR
May 5, 2011: According to the reports from Iran nine people, among them one minor, were executed in the city of Ahvaz south of Iran.
According to the Persian section of Alarabiya (the news website of Alarabiya TV channel), Iranâs Judiciary announced that nine people charged with murder of the security officers and committing acts against chastity, were executed.
Quoting the website Ahvaz news, Alarabiya reported that three of the men were hanged in public in Ahvaz, while the other six were hanged inside the prison of Ahvaz. According to these reports one of those hanged in the prison was 16 years old.
According to Ahvaz news the nine men executed were identified as follows:
Three brothers identified as Ali Heydari (25), Jasem Heydari (23) and Naser Heydari (23) were hanged in public in the Hamidiyeh area west of Ahvaz.
Five out of six others who were hanged inside the Karoun prison of Ahvaz were identified as Amir Moavi, Ali Naâami, Amir Badvi, Ahmad Naseri (22) and Hashem Hamidi (16 years).
All those executed had been arrested in connection to the unrests in April 2011 in Ahvaz, where several people had been killed in clashes between the security forces and the inhabitants of an Arab neighborhood in Ahvaz. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 08/05/2011)