Iran Human Rights, July 3: Six men were hanged in the prison of Qom, south of Tehran, on Thursday July 2, reported the state run Iranian news agency Fars.
The men were identified as Ahmad T., Abolfazl B., Reza A., Mostafa F., Esmaeil R. and Mohammad Kh. and were all convicted of drug trafficking according to the report.
One day earlier, on Juy 1., six others were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison.
According to the human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, 29 people are scheduled to be executed in Tehran on Saturday July 4.
Iran Human Rights had earlier warned about upcoming mass executions following the past weeks’ pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights, said: “Once again we ask the UN and the international community to do whatever they can to stop the executions and human rights violations in Iran”.
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