IRAN: PRISONER HANGED ON DRUG CHARGES
April 20, 2017:
A prisoner was hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on drug related charges, according to the human rights news agency HRANA. (Source: Iran Human Rights, April 13, 2017)
Iran Human Rights has received confirmation on this execution from close sources.
The prisoner, who has been identified as Maziar Geravand, was reportedly transferred to solitary confinement along with another prisoner, Morteza Sanaie, in preparation for execution.
According to close sources, Mr. Sanaie's execution was stopped and he was taken back to his prison cell.
Maziar Geravand was reportedly sentenced to death on the charge of possession and trafficking of three kilograms of heroin.
Mr. Geravand, who is the father of a three-year-old child, was reportedly in prison for three years before he was executed.
Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced Maziar Geravand's execution.