A Prisoner Scheduled to Be Executed Within 3 Days

HRANA News Agency – Mehdi Pakgoftar, from Ilam is scheduled to be executed on drug related charges within 3 days. His elderly parents have sit in front of the Head of Judiciary’s Office since 2 months ago and insist on their son’s innocence. They say the Supreme Leader’s representative has also asked the authorities to pardon him but it was rejected and he will be executed on Wednesday.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Mehdi Pakgoftar, 34, from Fatemieh village of Ilam city is going to be executed on drug related charges in the Central Prison of Ilam on Wednesday.

A close source to his family told HRANA’s reporter: “Mehdi has been imprisoned since 2010 in Central Prison of Ilam. His family say the Supreme Leader’s representative has also asked the authorities to pardon him but it was rejected and he will be executed on Wednesday.”

“He has been charged with smuggling 10 kg of crystal which was discovered from a friend of him. The friend has confessed that the drugs belonged to Mehdi. Though it was not so.” The source said about his charges.

“His parents are 70 and 68 years old. He mother suffers from MS. They have have sit in front of the Head of Judiciary’s Office since 2 months ago and insist on their son’s innocence.” The source stated in the end.

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