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Iran: Two Prisoners Executed, One of them in Public

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Iran Human Rights- An unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people. Another prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on drug related charges.


 On the morning of Sunday May 28, an unidentified prisoner sentenced to death on rape charges was reportedly hanged in public in Shiraz in front of a crowd of people. The execution was announced by the state-run news agency Rokna.

On Friday May 26, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad's Parsilon Prison on the charge of possession and trafficking 850 grams of heroin. The HRANA human rights news agency has identified the prisoner as Morteza Sanaie, 55 years of age. Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced Morteza Sanaie's execution.

Iranian parliament members had formerly requested from the Judiciary to stop drug related executions for at least five thousand prisoners pending further investigation. However, the request has not stopped the Judiciary from carrying out death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges.

 

Three Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges

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Iran Human Rights -  The Iranian authorities reportedly hanged three prisoners on drug related charges on the morning of Friday May 26, the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Iran: Prominent Wrestler Executed on Vague Charges

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Iran Human Rights - A prominent wrestler in Iran was reportedly hanged at Kermanshah's Dizel Abad Prison on the morning of Thursday May 25 on vague charges.

Iran: Juvenile Offender Hanged

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Iran: Juvenile Offender HangedIRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -  A juvenile offender was hanged in the Central Prison of Karaj yesterday morning. The prisoner who is identified by a state run website as Asghar, was charged with a murder 30 years ago. At that time Asghar was 16 years old.


According to the Iranian news website Namnak, Asghar had managed to escape 1,5 years after his arrest in late 1980's, but was again arrested one year ago.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) calls for international condemnation of Iranian authorities' execution of juvenile offenders. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "Asghar is the third juvenile offender being executed in 2017. This is a clear violation of Iran's international obligations and must be condemned by the international community. We especially call on the European to resume their pressure on the Iranian authorities in order to stop juvenile executions".

Six Prisoners Executed in Northeastern Iran- Three Scheduled For Execution

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Six Prisoners Executed in Northeastern Iran- Three Scheduled For ExecutionIRAN HUMAN RIGHTS -  Six prisoners were executed in two different Iranian prisons early Tuesday morning, May 24.

4 Turkish Activists Sentenced to a Total of 45 Years in Prison

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Akbar AzadHRANA News Agency – The General and Revolutionary Court of Baharestan town, in Tehran, convicted four Turkish activists to a total of 45 years imprisonment and exile. Although the convictions have been made based on charges of organizing illegal groups, but the court documents indicate that they had no violent activities and they have been active mostly in the field of cultural and linguistic issues.

Iran: Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges in Bandar Abbas & Tabriz Central Prisons

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Iran:Iran Human Rights - A prisoner identified as Koroush Langroudi was reportedly hanged at Bandar Abbas Central & Tabriz Prisons on murder charges.

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged on Murder Charges

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Iran Human Rights -  On the morning of Monday May 8, two prisoners were reportedly hanged at Mashhad Central Prison.

Iran's Rajai Shahr Prison: Eight Prisoners Including Women Hanged in One Day

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Iran Human Rights-On Wednesday May 3, eight prisoners, including two unidentified women, were reportedly hanged at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison. 


According to close sources, the majority of these prisoners were executed on murder charges. Five other prisoners, including Mehdi Bahlouli, were returned to their cells after their execution sentences were halted. 

The men who were executed were among a group of 11 prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement on May 29 in preparation for their executions. Iran Human Rights had reported on these imminent executions.  

Close sources have identified the men as: Maziar Alaie Bakhsh, Jabbar Mollahashemi, Shayan Shaddel, Mohammad Jegarki, Mahmoud Bayat and Ali Maleki. 

"In September 2012, Ali got involved in a group fight situation to defend his little brother. At that time, he had accepted responsibility for the murder that occurred, in order to protect his brother," a family member of Ali Maleki tells Iran Human Rights."

The names of the two women who were also executed are not known at this time. A prisoner has reported to Iran Human Rights that these two women were transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison from Gharchak Varamin Prison. Close sources say that they were sentenced to death on murder charges. 

Execution Sentences of Five Prisoners Halted 

Five prisoners, including Mehdi Bahlouli and Majid Agharahimi, were temporarily spared from execution. 

Iranian official sources, including the media and the Judiciary, have not announced any of the executions or imminent executions mentioned in this report.  

Photo of Ali Maleki, one of the eight prisoners executed by the Iranian authorities on Wednesday May 3.

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