RAHANA – At least 15 people have been executed in Iran since May 21. Iran has the highest number of executions after China.
On May 31, 2 prisoners were hanged at Shirvan Prison for drug trafficking. Both prisoners had been arrested in Northern Khorasan, and sentenced to death by a revolutionary court in Shirvan. The authorities did not reveal the names and the ages of the 2 executed prisoners.
According to Farsnews, on May 21, an individual identified by his first name, Mohammad, was hanged at Isfahan Prison. He was sentenced to death for killing a woman in 2003.
On May 29, the public relations department of the Isfahan Prosecutor’s office announced that Jamal S., an Afghan national, was executed. He was convicted on drug (heroin) possession charges, but had no prior convictions.
On May 25, Sistan & Balouchestan justice department announced that an individual indentified as Jamshid Mir was hanged for committing rape. Mir had been arrested on March 22, 2010.
On May 23, unofficial sources reported that 5 prisoners, including a woman, were hanged at Rasht Prison. The news has not been confirmed by the authorities.
On May 23, Khuzestan justice department announced that S. R. was hanged at Karoon Prison in Ahvaz for drug trafficking. He was sentenced to death by a revolutionary court for possession of 675 grams of heroin.
According to unofficial sources, on May 25, 4 inmates at Yazd Central Prison were moved to solitary confine... >>>
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