IRAN: FOUR HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, RAPE
September 14, 2013: Three of the prisoners were hanged in the prison of Ezna, in the west Iranian province of Lorestan. According to the the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Lorestan, the prisoners who were not identified by name were convicted of manufacturing and possession of 58 kilograms of the narcotic drug crystal.
An 18 year old boy was hanged publicly in the town of Ghaemshahr (northern Iran) this morning.
According to the state run Iranian news agencies the 18 year old boy was identified as Erfan Gholinejad and was convicted of a rape committed in April 2013. He was arrested in June 2013 according to the reports.
He was executed in Velayat square in presence of attorney general, head of justice department and police authorities of Ghaemshahr city and Mazandaran province.
Depending on Erfanâs exact date of birth, there is a possibility that he was under 18 years of age at the time of committing the alleged crime. Iran Human Rights is currently investigating this matter. (Fonti: Iran Human Rights, HRANA, 14/09/2013; Iran Human Rights, 15/09/2013)