At least four prisoners were hanged in Urmia

Over 200 prisoners secretly executed since March 2010

Posted on: 10th July, 2013
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  • Editor: Laleh Gillani
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Drug-related crimes The central prison in the city of Urmia, West Azerbaijan Province.

HRANA News Agency – Four prisoners sentenced to death for drug related crimes have been executed in Urmia’s Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), four prisoners identified as Jahandar Mirzahie, Mehrab Mirzahie, Ismail Badoie and Mohammad Saleh-Gharahati were hanged at midnight yesterday.

Human Rights Activists in Iran has reported that 211 inmates of Urmia’s Central Prison have been secretly executed since March 21, 2010, but the news of these executions has never been officially confirmed by the judiciary branch.  Among those hanged, 203 inmates belonged to Iran’s Kurdish ethnic group, and eight were members of Iran’s Turkish community.