IRAN: FIVE PRISONERS HANGED IN KARAJ
November 24, 2015: The Iranian regime’s henchmen in city of Karaj hanged at least five prisoners in Gohardasht Prison. The victims included Alireza Shahi whose death sentence was condemned by Amnesty International on November 23.
Five men were part of a group of at least ten prisoners that their execution had been for 24 November.
The five victims, Said Najafi, Farshad Haqi, Mohammad Baygi, Mohammad Polombeh and Alireza Shahi had been transferred to isolation on November 21.
There has been no public announcement of these executions by prison officials.
Alireza Shahi did not have a fair trial and “after his arrest he was placed in detention for two weeks where he says he was tortured and otherwise ill-treated to confess. He was also denied access to both a lawyer and his family”, said on November 23 Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Programme. (Sources: NCRI, 24/11/2015)