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Iran Ends 2015 & Begins 2016 with Executions: 9 People Hanged

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Iran Human Rights

IHR (JAN 3 2016): On Thursday December 31, six prisoners were reportedly hanged at Tabriz Central Prison (northern Iran) on drug charges and two young prisoners were reportedly hanged at Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison (northern Iran) on murder charges. On Saturday January 2, a prisoner was reportedly hanged at Khorramabad’s Parsilon Prison (central Iran) on drug charges.

According to Iran state run news media, Jam News, the prisoners from Mashhad were executed on murder charges. The report identifies one of the prisoners as “A”, committed murder in 2001, and does not mention any information about the other prisoner except that he was hanged for murder.

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