Sunday, December 20, 2009

Four Men Were Hanged in Southeastern Iran

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Iran Human Rights

Three men were hanged in the prison of Zahedan, capital of the southeast Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan, and one man was hanged in the prison of Kerman, reported official Iranian news agencies IRNA and FARS. According to IRNA’s report that was quoting the Baluchestan judiciary, the men were identified as "Mosa M." convicted of keeping and trafficking of 84 kg heroin and 921 kg opium, "Khaleghdad F." for trafficking and hiding 49,5 kg heroin and 98 kg opium and "Ghader M." for trafficking of 745 kg heroin and 465 kg opium. All the men were hanged early Wednesday morning December 16. The state run news agency Fars reported that one man identified as "Omid A" also known as "Sardar Bozorg" was hanged in the prison of Kerman (southeast of Iran). He was convicted of drug trafficking and attempts against the national security, according t the report. Iran Human Rights underlines that the charges mentioned above have not been confirmed by independent sources. According to our reports, at least 15 people have been hanged in the last 10 days in Iran.