21 Unreported Executions in the First Half of May in Ghezelhesar Prison

HRANA News Agency – During the first half of May, between May 5 and May 19, 21 prisoners with drug related charges were executed by hanging in Ghezelhesar prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 12 prisoners on Tuesday May 5 and 9 other on Tuesday May 19 were executed in Ghezelhesar prison.

An informed source told HRANA’s reporter, “most of these prisoners had spent between 7 to 12 years in prison, despite having death sentence, and they smuggled maximum of 500 gr drugs”.

According to HRANA, during past weeks, number of performed execution and especially public executions has increased. Besides the high number, performances of these executions were semi-secret and undisclosed and lack of commitment of judicial for informing public, has raised the concerns of human rights activists.

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