IRAN: EIGHT PRISONERS EXECUTED
April 26, 2013: At least eight people have been hanged in Iran in the last days.
According to the Iranian state broadcasting two prisoners were executed on April 24 in the prison of Mashhad. According to this report the prisoners were 26 and 22 year old men who were convicted of rape in two different cases in 2010.
According to Khorasannews three prisoners were hanged the same day in the prison of Bam (southeastern Iran) . One of the prisoners was convicted of participation in possession and trafficking of 5 kilograms of heroin, while the two others were charged with distribution of 9 kilograms of heroin. None of the prisoners were identified by name.
According to the unofficial Kurdish news agency Kurdpa one prisoner identified as "Nazmi Abbasnejad" (32 year old) was hanged on April 24 in the prison of Urmia. According to the report the prisoner was convicted of drug related charges. The news was not announced by the official media.
On April 22 two women were hanged in the Dizelabad prison of Kermanshah for drug trafficking. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 25/04/2013)