IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN URMIA OVER DRUG CHARGES
December 13, 2018:
According to the IHR sources, Younes Azizi was hanged on 10 December 2018 at Urmia Central Prison. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 11/12/2018)
He was sentenced to death for drug offenses.
“Younes was sentenced to death for possessing 100 kilograms of morphine. His case was sent for the revision under the new anti-narcotic law, but the verdict was upheld because he had three other drug-related sentences,” the source told IHR.
Younes Azizi was transferred to solitary confinement a day before the execution.