IRAN: THREE PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER, DRUG TRAFFICKING
July 29, 2019:
Three men were recently hanged in Iran for murder and drug trafficking. (Source: IHR)
Touraj Ghassemi (Qasemi), maybe a juvenile, was hanged at Nur prison on 28 July 2019 for murder charges. Nur city’s attorney general said the man was 23 at the time of the execution. “The youngster stabbed and killed a 19-year-old man five years ago.” However, according to a Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA) report, the prisoner was 16 at the time of the crime. HRANA identified the man as Touraj Ghassemi.
Arash Shah-hosseini was hanged at Shiraz Central Prison (known as Adel Abad) “a week ago”. According to HRANA, around a week ago, a man was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (known as Adel Abad). He, identified as Arash Shah-hosseini, was sentenced to death for murder charges. He was arrested three years ago for killing a man during a fight. His execution has not been announced by the Iranian authorities or media so far.
Heshmat Imani was hanged at Zanjan prison for “armed drug smuggling” on 25 July. He, identified by IHR as Heshmat Imani, 34, was sentenced to death for “armed drug smuggling.” His execution has not been announced by the Iranian authorities or media so far.