IRAN: TWO PRISONERS FLOGGED BEFORE BEING EXECUTED
September 3, 2017:
Two prisoners were hanged in central prison of Tabriz, northwestern Iran. (Sources: IHR, 04/09/2017)
The prisoners identified as Darush Rashidi and Kazem Shiri had been sentenced to death and 100 lashes for rape. They were flogged in prison yard before being executed.
“The death penalty for these two prisoners had been suspended several times over the past few years due to ambiguities, but was eventually issued again,” according to an informed source.