IRAN: NINE PRISONERS HANGED IN BANDAR ABBAS
April 23, 2015: Iran hanged a group of nine men including a 70-year-old who had been held in prison for the past fourteen years, allegedly for drug-related offences.
The prisoners were all hanged in the main prison in the city of Bandar Abbas in the southern province of Hormozgan.
The mullahsâ judiciary in the southern province of Hormozgan confirmed the execution of the nine prisoners but did not identify them.
According to the information received, Heydar Mardani, 70, was executed as he was serving his 14th year of imprisonment.
The other victims are: Hossein AliKhah, Ahmad Qurashi, Farhad Kianian, Mohamad Ahmadi, Mehrdad Azmand, Qassem Maziar, Heydar Moridani and Mohamad Naroui. The youngest victim was 25 years old. (Sources: NCRI, 24/04/2015)