IRAN: 23 INMATES REPORTEDLY EXECUTED IN OCTOBER
November 2, 2010: 23 prisoners were executed in Mashhad, the capital of Iran's northeastern Khorasan Razavi Province, over the past 30 days, the Iranian news website Rahana reported.
It said 13 prisoners were hanged on October 5, and 10 more were hanged on October 12.
The agency said that the executed prisoners had been convicted of distribution and possession of drugs.
It said the families and lawyers of those executed were not notified beforehand, which constitutes a violation of Iranian law. (Sources: BBC, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran,30/10/2010)