IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS HANGED FOR DRUG RELATED CRIMES
March 2, 2015: Four prisoners were hanged in Iran in the last days for drug related crimes.
Three prisoners were hanged on February 26 in the prison of Ardebil, reported the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Ardebil Province. They were convicted of drug trafficking and were arrested while transferring 27 kilograms of heroin out of the country.
On February 27, a prisoner was hanged in the Central Prison of Tabas, reported the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA).
Mehdi Fatahi, from Torbat Heidarieh, had been arrested about 3 years before for drug related crimes. First, he had been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by Tabas court, but the appeal court increased his sentence to death. (Sources: HRANA, 27/02/2015; Iran Human Rights, 28/02/2015)