IRAN: AT LEAST FIVE PEOPLE EXECUTED
May 19, 2015: Five prisoners were hanged in two Iranian cities in the morning, reported Iranian state media. According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Fars province (Southern Iran), one man was hanged publicly in the city of Shiraz. The man who was identified as âHossein Aâ was sentenced to death convicted of rape, said the report which also mentioned that he was sentenced to 37 years in prison and 111 lashes for kidnapping and robbery.
Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Arak (Central Iran) this morning, reported the official website of Judiciary in Markazi province. These prisoners were identified as âAbdolrahman Sh.â, âIsa B.â and âAlireza B.â for participation in trafficking of 111 kilograms of heroin, and âAhmadreza M.â for selling 11 grams of the narcotic substance âcrystalâ, possession of 601 grams of heroin and 79 grams of crystal. The above mentioned charges have not been confirmed by independent sources. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 19/05/2015)