Four Prisoners Executed in Kerman (Southeastern Iran)

Iran Human Rights: Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Kerman (southeastern Iran) early this morning.

According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, three of the prisoners were convicted of participation in possession of 121 kilograms of morphine and 440 grams of opium, while the fourth prisoner was convicted of trafficking of 5475 grams of heroin and 6440 grams of opium, said the report. None of the prisoners were identified by name.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report on the death penalty in 2012, at least 76% of all those executed in 2012 were charges with drug related charges. IHR has received many reports on unfair trials, torture and forced confessions in the drug-related cases.

Five Prisoners among them two Afghan citizens were hanged in the prison of Zahedan, according to the website of the „Human rights and democracy activists in Iran“ (HRDAI). The report has not been confirmed by the official sources.


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