IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS HANGED IN RASHT, ZAHEDAN
November 30, 2015: Four prisoners were hanged in Iran on November 28 and 30.
Two prisoners were reportedly hanged on November 28 at Rasht's Lakan Prison on drug related charges. The press department of the Judiciary in Gilan has identified the prisoners who were executed as A.Z., 31 years old, and A.R., 30 years old. According to the press department, the prisoners were sentenced to death for purchasing and possessing 650 grams of crystal meth and possessing 813 grams of heroin.
On November 30, two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on rape charges. According to confirmed information received by IHR from close sources, the prisoners who were executed are Mohammad Dehghan, about 30 years old, and Javad Samar, about 25 years old. Iranian official sources have been silent on these executions. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 01/12/2015)