IRAN: 17 PRISONERS EXECUTED ON THE SAME DAY
October 30, 2013: One Afghan citizen identified as "M. S." was hanged in the prison of Semnan, reported the state run Iranian news agency Fars. The prisoner was convicted of possession and trafficking of 997 grams of crack said the report.
According to the unofficial Kurdish "Mukrian news agency" eleven prisoners were hanged in the prison of Urmia (northwestern Iran). Six of the prisoners who were of Kurdish ethnicity and convicted of drug related charges are identified as: Kamel Saeidi, Kamel Habibi, Zaki Khani, Mohammad Gorji, Mosayeb Sadati, Vali Mohammadzadeh.
Another prisoner, identified as Yadollah Mahmoudi, was convicted of murder. In addition, four other prisoners including two women were also executed in the prison of Urmia. No further information is revealed about these prisoners in the report.
According to the news website "Kurdpa" (unofficial) three prisoners were hanged in the Adelabad Prison of Shiraz. One of the prisoners is identified as "Rahim Rashidi", of Kurdish ethnicity, while the two other prisoners are not identified by name. All the three prisoners were convicted of drug related charges, said the report.
According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) a woman identified as "Mitra Shahnavazi" and a man identified as "Rahbar" were hanged in the Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj (west of Tehran). Both the prisoners were convicted of murder said the report. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 30/10/2013)