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Thu Apr 26 20:30:43 CDT 2012
13 prisoners, among them 5 Afghan citizens, were executed in Iran
5 prisoners were executed in the prison of Shahrud (northern Iran) Tuesday
April 25. reported the offcial Iranian sources. 8 other prisoners were hanged
in Karaj (west of Tehran) according to unofficial reports.
According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary in Semnan Province 5
prisoners, among them 4 Afghan citizens, were hanged in the prison of Shahrud.
The prisoners were identified as "M. M.", "S. P.", "A. S.", "M. B." (all Afghan
citizens) and "H. P.", and were convicted of keeping and carrying large
quantities of narcotic substances, according to the report.
8 prisoners, among them one Afghan citizen, were hanged in Karaj:
According to unofficial reports published by the "Human Rights and Democracy
Activists in Iran" (HRDAI) eight prisoners were hanged in the Rajaei Shahr
prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) on Tuesday April 25. The report identified
these prisoners as "Mohammad Shafi Heydari (33 year old, Afghan citizen),
Hossein Bagheri (20), Mohammad Rezaei (60), Mohammad Jafghaei (42), Yadollah
Kabiri (50), Abbas Beigi (38), Abolghasem Pourhasan (37) and Alireza
Shokohi-Manesh (37). The charges were not mentioned in the report.
(source: Iran Human Rights)
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