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IRAN: 4 PRISONERS, INCLUDING ONE WOMAN, HANGED

June 20, 2013: After a two-week hiatus due to the Presidential election, Iranian authorities have begun to execute again. Four prisoners, including one woman, were hanged in Shahr-e-Kord (western Iran). According to the state official newspaper Kayhan, the prisoners were identified as Mohammad Ebdali, Vahid Fayooj, Golafrooz Fayooj (woman), and Ghobad Fayooj.
The four prisoners were convicted of purchasing, possessing, and trafficking 4,534 grams of heroin, said the report.
Three of the prisoners were hanged in Shahr-e-Kord Prison while Ghobad Fayooj was hanged in public in the "Mahdiyeh" area of Shahr-e-Kord. The public executions were carried out under heavy security.
Prisoners were elevated by using a crane and then hanged. It typically takes several minutes for the execution to be carried out when using the crane method.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns these executions. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the Founder and Spokesperson of IHR said: "It seems that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has recommenced the horror show after a two-week hiatus in order to carry out a show of democracy for the Presidential election." Amiry-Moghaddam called on the international community to condemn the executions. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 21/06/2013)

IRAN: FOUR HANGED FOR RAPE, DRUG TRAFFICKING
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ZAMBIA: MWENSE FISHERMAN TO HANG
USA: BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT INDICTED ON 30 COUNTS
JAPAN: OSAKA DISTRICT COURT HANDS DOWN DEATH SENTENCE FOR MURDER OF ELDERLY COUPLE
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
KUWAIT: DEATH SENTENCE FOR BRIDE KILLER
TEXAS CARRIES OUT ITS 500TH EXECUTION SINCE 1982
NIGERIA: MAN TO HANG FOR KILLING STEPDAUGHTER IN ZAMFARA
CHINA: 3 EXECUTED, 4 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
OKLAHOMA (USA): BRIAN DARRELL DAVIS EXECUTED DESPITE PAROLE BOARD'S RECOMMENDATION FOR CLEMENCY
CHINA: 3 EXECUTED, 2 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
EU ADVOCATES FOR THE ABOLITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN NIGERIA
MALDIVES: BILL PROPOSING DEATH BY HANGING REJECTED
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NIGERIA: FOUR CONVICTS HANGED IN EDO FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2006
GAZA: HAMAS EXECUTES TWO PALESTINIANS CONVICTED OF SPYING FOR ISRAEL
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