IRAN: SEVEN PRISONERS HANGED
January 10, 2016: seven prisoners were hanged in different prisons in Iran.
According to Iran state run media Javan, three prisoners were hanged at Larestan Prison (in the southern provine of Fars) on armed drug trafficking charges. A local state run website, Sohbat, identified the prisoners as: B.G., M.H., and A.B., between the ages of 35 and 40.
According to the human rights group, HRANA, one prisoner was hanged at Khorramabad Prison (in the western province of Mazandaran) on murder charges. The prisoner has been identified as Ghodrat Garavand. Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary, have been silent on Garavand's execution.
According to the Mazandaran Judiciary's press department, three unidentified prisoners were hanged at Sari's central prison (in the northern province of Mazandaran) on drug charges. The date of the executions and the names of the prisoners were not mentioned in the report. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 11/01/2016)