IRAN: 30 PRISONERS EXECUTED IN THREE DAYS
August 27, 2016: at least 30 prisoners were executed in Iran between August 25 and 27.
Seven prisoners, including a woman, were executed en masse on August 25 in the Central Prison of Yazd, central Iran.
The state-run Rokna news agency claimed that five of the victims were accused of drugs-related charges.
Separately on the same day, the regime mass executed 11 prisoners in the Central Prison of Zahedan, south-east Iran. One of the prisoners was identified as Hamzeh Rigi.
On August 27, despite international calls for a halt to the executions, 12 prisonersÂ were hangedÂ in the Central Prison of Karaj. These prisoners had been transferred to solitary cells on August 24 to prepare them for implementation of the death sentence. (Sources: NCRI, 29/09/2016)