IRAN: 19 PEOPLE EXECUTED IN TWO DAYS
January 21, 2009: According to the Iranian media 19 people were hanged in Iran in the last two days.
Ten men were hanged in Tehranâs Evin prison early this morning, Iranian state run news agency ISCA reported.
The report didnât identify any of the men by name, but wrote that they were all convicted for murder.
According to Fars news agency, execution of one man was postponed for one month, since the family of the man he was convicted of murdering, were not present.
He watched hanging of the other 10 men before being taken to his cell, said the report.
Nine people were hanged yesterday in three different cities in Iran.
According to the Iranian daily newspaper Quds, one man identified as Gholam was hanged in the Ghezal Hesar prison of Tehran. He was convicted of selling drugs inside the prison according to the report.
Six people were hanged in the prison of Yazd reported the state run news agency ISNA. These people were identified as "Ch. R." convicted of armed robbery, "A.B." and "A.S." convicted of rape, and three other unidentified men convicted of drug trafficking.
Two men were hanged in the prison of Isfahan, central Iran, reported the Iranian state run news agency Fars. According to the report they were identified as "Jan Mohammad M." (41) and Reza M (34) and were convicted of drug trafficking. (Sources: IHR, 21/01/2009)