IRAN: EIGHT PRISONERS HANGED
May 21, 2013: Eight people have been hanged in Iran in the last days.
The first two prisoners were hanged on May 20 in the prison of Hamadan (western Iran).
According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA the prisoners who were identified as "P.A." and "S. L." were convicted of murdering two young men last year.
According to the Iranian state broadcasting one prisoner who was not identified by name, was hanged in the prison of Khoramabad on May 18. The prisoner was convicted of possession and trafficking of 768 grams of crack, said the report.
On May 15 five prisoners were executed in two different cities, NCRI reported.
Four of them were hanged in the central prison of Orumieh. One of those executed was identified as Bekar Faridi, 32. The other three were not identified by name.
Another prisoner was hanged in the central prison of the city Zahedan. He was identified as Allah Nazar Shibak. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 18-20/05/2013; NCRI, 19/05/2013)