12 Prisoners Executed in Karaj

HRANA News Agency – 12 drug offenders were hanged in Karaj central detention centre. These prisoners were among the ones who were transferred from Ghezelhesar prison to solitary confinements of this prison. Ahmad Shaheed, special rapporteur of UN on the human rights in Iran, had demanded the authorities to stop these executions.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the death sentences of 12 prisoners with drug related charges were executed today in central detention of Karaj.

The identities of 9 of these prisoners have been confirmed by HRANA and are as following: Alireza Madadpoor, Bahman Rezaei, Arman Bahrami, Alireza Asadi, Mohsen Islami, Hossain Bayrami (Transferred from Ghezelhesar prison), Mehdi Rostami, Amir Saharkhah and Alireza Saharkhah.

These prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement the day before, could visit their families for the last time before the execution.

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