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15 Prisoners Hanged in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj

Posted on: 12th March, 2015
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HRANA News Agency – 15 prisoners with drug related crimes were executed in Ghezel Hesar prison, in Karaj, by hanging.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), during Wednesday 4th March, 15 prisoners with drug related crimes were executed in Ghezal Hesar, in Karaj, by hanging.

Some of these executed prisoners had been transferred to “Penitentiary of Great Tehran”, but on Tuesday, they were returned to Ghezel Hesar prison.

It is to say, on Tuesday 3rd March, 23 prisoners in Ghezal Hesar prison were taken to solitary confinements and had visit with their family as their last meeting, but on the next day, 8 of them were not executed for unknown reasons, and they were returned to their cell.

HRANA News Agency had announced the transfer of 15 prisoners to solitary confinement for execution, but the correct figure is 23 prisoners.

Official media have not announced these executions and the name of the prisoners, by the time of this report.

Including the 6 Sunni prisoners who were executed on 4th March in Rajai Shahr Prison, in Karaj, 21 prisoners were executed in one day in Alborz Province.

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