IRAN: 7 prisoners hanged in Minab and ZahedanPublished by International Liberty on December 3, 2015
The Iranian regime’s judiciary in the southern province of Hormozgan hanged at least five prisoners.
The five prisoners were all sentenced to death allegedly for drug related offences, the judiciary said on Tuesday.
Another group of 2 prisoners were hanged on Monday in southeastern Iran in a prison in city of Zahedan.
The cycle of suppression, in particular group hangings, continues in Iran after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted of a resolution condemning rights violation on 19 November.
Amnesty International said in a statement last week: The rate of executions in Iran is deplorable which, if they continue at the current rate, could reach more than 1,000 this year. In case after case we hear allegations of torture, fundamentally flawed trials, all in breach of international law and standards.”