IRAN: FIVE EXECUTED, INCLUDING 2 AFGHAN NATIONALS
January 18, 2017: five prisoners were reportedly hanged in Iran in two different cities.
Four prisoners, including 2 Afghan citizens, were reportedly hanged at Taybad Prison (Razavi Khorasan province, northeastern Iran) on drug related charges, according to a report by the human right news agency HRANA.
The report identifies one of the prisoners as Habib Khazayi. The names of the other three prisoners are not known at this time.
Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced these 4 executions. It is not clear whether these prisoners received a fair trial or had access to a lawyer.
A young man was reportedly hanged at Jiroft Prison (Kerman province, southern Iran) on murder charges, according to a report by the Iranian state-run news agency Jaam-e Jam.
The report claims the young man was sentenced to death for the murder of his step parents.Â
The prosecutor's office and the revolutionary court in Jiroft have identified the prisoner only by the initials "M.Sh."
Although Iranian official sources have described the prisoner as a young man, they have not released his exact age. It is not clear whether the prisoner received a fair trial or had access to a lawyer. (Source: Iran Human Rights, January 20, 2017)