4 Prisoners Executed in Mashhad

Posted on: 4th February, 2017
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Ahmad Shekarabi

HRANA News Agency – On January 17, 2017, four prisoners with drug-related charges were executed in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad. A close person to at least one of these prisoners insisted on the “innocence” of one executed prisoner.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on January 17, 2017, four prisoners with drug-related charges were executed in Vakil Abad Prison in Mashhad.

Ahmad Shekarabi is the identity of one prisoner which was authenticated by HRANA. He was sentenced to death on charges of “carrying five kilograms of heroin”.

A close person to the family of Shekarabi insisted on his “innocence” and told HRANA’s reporter, “The verdict of Ahmad was violated once in the Supreme Court, but he was again sentenced to death by the eighth branch of Mashhad Revolutionary Court by Judge Mazloom.”

The course added, “Ahmad was a taxi driver, a passenger always gave him an address to deliver a package, but as soon as Ahmad reached there, they arrested him too, he explained that he was a taxi driver, but the first one did not accept and said that the taxi driver also knew the story. Branch 901 acquitted Ahmad, but branch 2 of the court issued the death sentence and after the Supreme Court violated the verdict, his case was sent again to branch 8 and they issued the death sentence for him and this time the court confirmed it.”

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