Sunday 17 February 2013
Iran Human Rights, February 17: Seven prisoners were hanged in the cities of Arak and Shiraz according to the official Iranian sources.
Three prisoners hanged in Arak (Central Iran):
According to the official Iranian news agency IRNA three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Arak early Sunday morning February 17. The prisoners were identified as "A.B." (31) convicted of buying and possession of 1370 grams of Shisheh, "M. S." (26) convicted of possession of 1500 grams of heroin, and "A. F." (47) convicted of possession of 1382 grams of opium, 450 grams of shisheh and 390 grams of heroin, said the report.
Four prisoners were hanged in public in Shiraz (Southern Iran):
One prisoner was hanged yesterday and three prisoners were hanged in of Shiraz. All the executions were carried out in public. One prisoner was hanged publicly in the Gaz Square of Shiraz yesterday morning, reported the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Fars Province. The prisoner was identified as "A. B." (29) and was convicted of kidnapping and rape. The same website reported that three other prisoners were hanged publicly in the Sadra city of Shiraz Sunday morning (today). The prisoners were identified as "H.A.", "Y. F." and "M. V." and were convicted of kidnapping and sodomy rape of a young boy, said the report. Age of the prisoners was not mentioned in the report.
Besides the officially announced executions, the rights group HRDAI reported that at least four prisoners were hanged in the prison of zahedan. Iranian authorities haven’t confirmed these executions yet.