Iran: 6 hanged in Karaj (west of Tehran); 3 in public

february 26, 2014

Yesterday Iran Human Rights (IHR) had warned about scheduled execution of seven prisoners from Rajaishahr prison of Karaj. This morning six people were hanged, three of them publicly at three different spots of Karaj.

Iran Human Rights strongly condemns the wave of executions in Iran and calls for the international community to react.

Iran Human Rights, February 26: Three young men were hanged publicly at three different areas of Karaj (west of Tehran) reported the Iranian state media today.

According to the state run Iranian news agency ISNA, three men identified as Arsalan, Hamid and Habib with an average age of 25, 26 years were hanged publicly at three different spots of Karaj.

The prisoners were convicted of kidnapping and rape of a pregnant woman in March 2009, said the report.

Titre1 news website identified the prisoners as Arsalan Ebrahimi, Hamid Yousefi and Habibollah Khanalizadeh.

According to Iran Human Rights’ (IHR) sources in Iran six prisoners, including the three mentioned above, were hanged in Karaj today. Information about the three other prisoners will follow later.

IHR strongly condemns today’s executions. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: More than 130 people have been executed in less than two months in Iran. Many of these executions are carried out in public terrorizing the people. We urge the international community to react in order to stop the ongoing execution wave in Iran”.

(Source: Iran Human Rights)


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