IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS EXECUTED ON DRUG, ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES
July 17, 2017:
According to close sources, on the morning four prisoners were hanged at Isfahan Central Prison. (Source: Iran Human Rights, July 18, 2017)
Iran Human Rights has obtained the identities of two of the prisoners: Saeed Diyagar, charged with 800 grams of heroin, and Morteza Barghi, charged with 2.5 kilograms of heroin.
The other two prisoners were reportedly hanged on Moharebeh (enmity against God) through armed robbery charges.
Iran Human Rights has not been able to confirm the identities of these two prisoners.
One of these prisoners reportedly stabbed himself with a knife in order to delay his execution. The prisoner was reportedly given stitches then transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution.
'Morteza Barghi was earning money from beading work in the prison in order to support his wife and child," an informed source told Iran Human Rights.