Thursday 05 April 2012

One prisoner was hanged in central Iran

Iran Human Rights, April 5: One prisoner was hanged in the town of Aran-Bigdel, reported the Iranian state broadcasting today. The report that was quoting the security chief of Aran- Bigdel Ali Babaei said: The prisoner was charged with keeping 760 grams of crack, 4 grams of synthetic heroin and 11 grams of opium.

The prisoner was not identified by name.

According to IHR’s annual report on the death penalty in 2011in Iran, more than 80 per cent of those executed in Iran were charged with drug-related crimes, but only 9 per cent of them are identified by name.

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