IRAN: SIX PRISONERS HANGED FOR ALLEGED DRUG OFFENSES, MURDER
November 16, 2015: Iranian authorities have executed at least six prisoners in two different prisons from November 12 until November 16.¬†
Most of the hangings were carried out for alleged drug offenses.
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, four prisoners were executed on November 12 at Tabriz Central Prison on drug related charges and have been identified as: Mohammad Ali Zamani, Jafar Azizi, Mohammad Panahvand, and Hagar Safari.¬†
On November 14, a Pakistani citizen, identified as Younes Jamaloldini, was reportedly hanged at Zahedan Central Prison on alleged drug charges.¬†
According to close sources, Jamaloldini was around 35 years old and had been transferred from his prison ward to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution.
"Currently there are at least nine Pakistani citizens in Zahedan Central Prison, five of them are sentenced to death for drug trafficking, the rest of them are sentenced to life in prison.¬†
Aside from one of them, the youngest is being held in the juvenile ward, the rest are being held in ward 7.¬†There are also more than 15 Afghan citizens in the same ward, most are sentenced to death," says an informed source who has requested to be anonymous.
A prisoner was reportedly executed on November 16 at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges and has been identified as Saeed Rahimi. (Source: Iran Human Rights, November 16, 2015)