HRANA News Agency – On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2013, the total number of inmates hanged in six prisons throughout Iran reached 27, but the number might even be higher. Official reports indicate that 27 prisoners were hanged on Thursday in Arak, Mashhad, Urmia, Karaj, Hendijan and Ardabil. Among those hanged were five prisoners who were executed at the Central Prison in Arak for a total amount of five kg of narcotics. Meanwhile, 11 inmates were executed secretly in Karaj and five in Urmia.
HRANA News Agency – Four prisoners sentenced to death for drug related crimes have been executed in Urmia’s Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province.