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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Urmia Prison

11 Dec 18
Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Urmia Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 11, 2018: A Prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison on December 10, 2018.

According to the IHR sources, Younes Azizi was hanged on Monday, December 10, at Urmia Central Prison. He was sentenced to death for drug offenses.

“Younes was sentenced to death for possessing 100 kilograms of morphine. His case was sent for the revision under the new anti-narcotic law, but the verdict was upheld because he had three other drug-related sentences,” the source told IHR.

Younes Azizi was transferred to the solitary confinement a day before the execution.

The Iranian media outlets have not published news related to the aforementioned execution so far.