IRAN: 18 PEOPLE HANGED, INCLUDING FIVE IN PUBLIC
September 22, 2014: Iran hanged eighteen people, including five in public, between 18 and 20 September 2014.
On 18 September, five men were hanged in public in the province of Fars, IRNA news agency reported. According to the Young Journalists Club (YJC), a news website close to the Iranian security forces, four of the men were hanged in the Azadi (Liberty) Square of Shiraz. They were identified as Bahram, Edalat and Mohammad, all charged with kidnapping and rape, and Jahanbakhsh B., charged with âCorruption on earthâ and armed robbery. Another man identified as Hossein Sh. was hanged publicly in Marvdasht. He was charged with âCorruption on earthâ and armed robbery, said the report.
On the same day, eight prisoners charged with carrying and possessing drugs were executed by hanging in the Shahab prison of Kerman, reported the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).
On 20 September, five inmates, including two pakistani women, were hanged in the Central Prison of Zahedan for drug trafficking, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The identities of the two women were not disclosed. One of the inmates was Gholam-Hossein Mirshekar, around 50 years of age, detained in ward 7 of Zahedan Central Prison. (Sources: IANS and IHR, 18/09/2014; HRANA and NCRI, 21/09/2014)