IRAN: 4 EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, MURDER
October 24, 2016: Four prisoners were reportedly executed in Iran for drug trafficking, murder.
Two prisoners with drug related charges were hanged at Salmas Prison (West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran) and two prisoners with murder charges were hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison (Khuzestan province, western Iran).
According a report by the the state-run news site, Rokna, 2 brothers charged with murder were hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison in the morning. The report identifies the prisoners as "Hassan" and "Mohsen".
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network and information received by Iran Human Rights, 2 prisoners, identified as Bakhtiar Khaledi and Shoresh Mizrapour, were hanged at Salmas Prison for alleged drug related offenses. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 25/10/2016)