IRAN: 6 PEOPLE EXECUTED TODAY
September 20, 2012: According to official and unofficial reports from Iran, at least six prisoners were executed in three different prisons today.
According to the official Iranian news agency, IRNA, one prisoner was hanged in Doroud prison in the province of Lorestan (western Iran). The prisoner, who was not identified by name, was convicted of possessing 9 kilograms and 618 grams of heroin, said the report.
According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in the province of Semnan (northern Iran), three prisoners were hanged in Shahroud prison early in the morning.
The prisoners were identified as "M.M.", "A. M." and "M. R." . They were convicted of "Possession of large amounts of the narcotic substance, crack", said the report.
According to the unofficial Kurdish news agency Kurdpa, six prisoners were hanged in Urmia prison early this morning. The execution of two of the prisoners was been confirmed by another independent source. The prisoners are identified as "Hashem Jahangiri" and "Iraj Deylami", both charged with drug-related offences. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 20 /09/2012)