Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Four Men Were Hanged in Iran on November 7

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Iran Human Rights

Four men were hanged in the prison of Kerman (southeastern Iran) early this morning November 7., reported the state run news agency Fars. According to the report, the men were identified as "Morteza Y.", "Akbar J.", "Mehdi B." and "Alireza S." and were all charged with involvement in drug trafficking.

Age of none of those executed today was mentioned in the report. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesperson of Iran Human Rights, said : "These executions are solely meant to spread fear among the people and have nothing to do with fighting against drug trafficking that has been increasing dramatically in the Iranian society."

Iran Human Rights underlines that the charges for which the men were executed are solely based on the information given by the Iranian authorities and can not be confirmed by independent sources.