IRAN: FIVE EXECUTED ON DRUG CHARGES
September 25, 2016: Five prisoners were reportedly hanged in Iran on drug charges between September 24 and 25.
Four prisoners were executed at Tabriz Central Prison early morning on September 24.
According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network, the names of the prisoners are: Abdolkarim Bapiri, Mehdi Molaie, Salah Ghaderian, and Ali Mohtabipour.
These four prisoners were reportedly arrested by Iranian authorities in 2013 on drug related charges.¬†
Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about their executions.
Another prisoner was hanged at Taybad Prison early morning on September 25.
According to a report by the unofficial news agency, HRANA, the prisoner is Hadi Oskouie, 31 years old.¬†
The report says that one of Hadi's brothers was recently executed at the same prison on similar charges.
Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about this execution. (Source: Iran Human Rights, September 26, 2016)