IRAN: 8 PRISONERS HANGED AT TABRIZ, MASHHAD
December 31, 2015: six prisoners were reportedly hanged at Tabriz Central Prison (northern Iran) on drug charges and two young prisoners were reportedly hanged at Mashhad's Vakilabad Prison (northern Iran) on murder charges. According to Iran state run news media, Jam News, the prisoners from Mashhad were executed on murder charges. The report identifies one of the prisoners as "A", committed murder in 2001, and does not mention any information about the other prisoner except that he was hanged for murder.
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, about four years ago, the six prisoners from Tabriz were arrested and sentenced to death for possessing and trafficking 10 Kilograms of methamphetamine. The report identifies the prisoners as: Amir Ahmadi, Jahangir Saeedi, Javad Rahnama, Reza Mohammadpour, Javad Gharehbaghi, and Hossein Hassanzadeh. (Sources: Iran Human Rights 03/01/2016)