7 Prisoners Hanged in Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz

HRANA News Agency – Death sentences of seven inmates were executed in Adel Abad prison, in Shiraz during last Sunday and Tuesday.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), on Sunday, 10th May, four people on charges of armed robbery and on Tuesday 12th May, 3 accused of murder, were hanged on the grounds of Evin Prison.

There is no information about the identity of the executed persons, and according to report of HRANA’s sources; one of the convicts was a citizen of Afghanistan and others were Iranians and so far, judicial authorities also have not released any information about them.

According to Human Rights Activists in Iran, in addition to the high number of executions, the implementation of these sentences in the form of unannounced and semi-secret and judicial authorities’ lack of commitment to transparency and releasing information has doubled human rights institutions’ concern in the field of execution in Iran.

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