IRAN: 24 PEOPLE HANGED IN A PRISON WEST OF TEHRAN
July 30, 2009: 24 people were hanged in the prison of Rajaee Shahr, at Karaj (west of Tehran), according to a report published by the state run Iranian news website "Borna news".
The report that was quoting Tehranâs vice-prosecutor Mahmoud Salar-Kia, wrote: All the 24 were sentenced to death convicted of drug trafficking, and their sentence had been approved by the Iranian Supreme Court.
None of those executed were identified by name.
Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesperson of Iran Human Rights, said: âWe are very concerned about the high number of executions. Number of executions in July are the highest monthly numbers in many years".
He added: "Most of those executed are not identified by name and we canât know whether the charges mentioned in the reports published by the authorities are true. World community must condemn these executions which are meant to spread fear among the people. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 05/08/2009)