Iran Human Rights (MAR 8 2017): Official and unofficial sources have reported on the executions of five prisoners in various Iranian prisons. The executions were carried out between Saturday and Sunday.
Three prisoners hanged at Ghezelhesar Prison
Alborz Province, northern Iran
According to close sources, on the morning of Saturday March 4, a prisoner was hanged at Hamedan Central Prison on murder charges. The prisoner has been identified as Bahman Faridi, 35 years of age.
There are currently 22 prisoners in Hamedan Central Prison who are in imminent danger of execution after their death sentences were confirmed. Nine of these prisoner are in danger of execution for murder charges, the rest of the prisoners are sentenced to death on drug related charges.
A prisoner hanged at Hamedan Central Prison
Hamadan province, western Iran
According to the human rights news agency, HRANA, three prisoners were executed at Ghezelhesar Prison on drug related charges. The executions were reportedly carried out on Sunday March 5. Sources close to Iran Human Rights have also confirmed these three executions. The prisoners have been identified as Isa Charami, Mostafa Ghorbani, and Mehdi Jafari.
A prisoner was hanged in public in Buin Zahra county
Qazvin province, northern Iran
The Iranian state-run news agency, Mehr, has reported on the execution of a prisoner in public on Sunday March 5 in Buin Zahra (Qazvin province, northern Iran). The prisoner was reportedly on death row on murder charges. The report confirmed the execution by quoting the press department of the Qazvin Judiciary. According to the report, the execution was carried out in front of a crowd of people.