IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS HANGED IN THREE DIFFERENT PRISONS
April 17, 2013: Five prisoners were hanged in three different Iranian prisons today.
According to the Iranian state media one prisoner was hanged in the prison of Zarand (Kerman Province, southeastern Iran) in the morning. The prisoner who was not identified by name was a 41 year old man convicted of trafficking of 1875 grams of heroin said the report.
According to the Iranian state broadcasting two prisoners were hanged in the prison of Mashhad (northeastern Iran) early this morning. The prisoners were identified as "a 21 year old worker" and "a 41 year old man" and convicted of rape in two different cases.
According to reliable sources that Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with, two prisoners were hanged in the Rajai Shahr prison of Karaj early this morning. One of the prisoners was identified as "Hossein Cheflaki", born in 1988 (1367 Iranian Calendar), arrested in 2007 (1386) charged with murder. The other prisoner whose identity is not certain, was also chrared with murder. The executions were not reported by the official Iranian sources. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 17/04/2013)