IRAN: SIX PRISONERS HANGED
May 1, 2014: Three prisoners were hanged in the Vakilabad prison of Mashhad (Northeastern Iran) reported the Iranian daily newspaper Khorasan. According to this report one of the prisoners was hanged on Monday April 28, while the execution of the two other prisoners were carried out on Tuesday April 29. All the prisoners were charged with murder and sentenced to âqisasâ (qesas; retribution in kind). One of the prisoners was a 30 year old man while the two others were described as âyoung menâ by the report. None of the prisoners were identified by name.
On May 1, three other prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bandar Abbas, reported the Human Rights Organization of Kurdistan (HRO). The prisoners were identified as Amir Roozdar, Mostafa Nazi Chalavi and Babak Vavani, all convicted of drug-related charges, said the report. Official Iranian sources have not announced the news of Bandar Abbas executions yet. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 01/05/2014)