IRAN: TEN PEOPLE HANGED FOR MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING
May 15, 2013: ten people were hanged in the cities of Karaj and Rasht, Iran.
The first three prisoners were executed in the Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj (west of Tehran). These prisoners were identified as Hamid Shahriari from ward 1 and Hossein Nasiri from ward 6 and were convicted of murder. A third prisoner whose identification will be announced in the near future was also executed in the Rajai Shahr Prison today.
Seven prisoners were hanged in the central Prison of Rasht (Northern Iran).
According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Gilan Province the prisoners were all convicted of possession and trafficking of narcotic drugs. The prisoners were identified as: Jahangir Gorgij, Hashem bahar Ali, Shahram Hassan-Zadeh, Nemat Rajabi, Fahad Shirazi, Mohammad Zareiiand Tooraj Amini, said the report.
No further details were given in the report. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 15/05/2013)