IRAN: TWO PRISONERS EXECUTED, ONE OF THEM IN PUBLIC
May 31, 2017:
Two prisoners have been hanged in Iran in the last days. (Source: Iran Human Rights, May 29, 2017)
On the morning of May 28, an unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people.
The execution was announced by the state-run news agency Rokna.
On May 26, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on the charge of possession and trafficking 850 grams of heroin.
The HRANA human rights news agency has identified the prisoner as Morteza Sanaie, 55 years of age. Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced Morteza Sanaie's execution.