6 prisoners were hanged in 3 different Iranian cities today Wednesday 19. February.

According to the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in the province of Gilan (northern Iran), 4 risoners were hanged in 3 different prisons in this province today.

2 of the prisoners, identified as M.R. and M.P. and convicted of murder were hanged in the central prison of Rasht.

2 other prisoners, identified as ., charged with participation in trafficking of 2 kilograms of heroin and 2880 grams of crack, were hanged in the prisons of Roudbar and Somesara.

The state run Mehr news agency reported about a public hanging in Shiraz (Fars Province, southern Iran). The prisoner who was identified as A. Z. was convicted of armed robbery and murder.

His partner was sentenced to amputation of 1 hand and foot said the report. The execution took place at Kozehgari Square of Shiraz, the site of 2 other public executions last week.

Another public hanging was carried out in the city of Khoy (W. Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran) today. According to the Iranian State Broadcasting, the prisoner who was not identified by name was convicted of murder and rape last week.

According to sources Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with 6 prisoners, among them a possible juvenile offender, were hanged in the Rajaishahr prison of Karaj (west of Tehran) today.

All the prisoners were convicted of murder. 5 of the prisoners are identified as: Mohammad Meghdadi, Mehdi Alibaba, Shahriar Mozaffari, Mohsen Taheri and Meysam Chanbari (possibly 17 year old at the time of alleged offence).

(source: Iran Human Rights)

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