IRAN: ONE PRISONER HANGED IN URMIA CENTRAL PRISON
September 26, 2017:
According to a close source, on the morning the execution sentence of a prisoner who was charged with murder was carried out at Urmia Central Prison. The prisoner was identified as Javad Khayyeri from ward 15. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 27/09/2017)
Javad Khayyeri was transferred to solitary confinement along with three other prisoners on September 25. The three prisoners returned to their cells after either wining the consent of the plaintiff or asking for time. Javad Khayyeri was charged with drug trafficking and murdering a police officer and was sentenced to death twice. But the death sentence for his drug related charges was reduced to life imprisonment a while ago. This execution has not been announced by the state-run media so far.