IRAN: NINE PRISONERS (AMONG THEM ONE WOMAN) EXECUTED
December 24, 2011: According to reliable sources from Iran nine prisoners were executed in two different prisons in Iran, early this morning.
According to Mukrian news agency seven prisoners were executed in the prison of Urmia (Oroumieh), northwest of Iran.
Quoting Mr. Masoud Shams, the lawyer of one of the prisoners, the report said that there was one woman among those executed today. Mr. Shams was not informed about the execution of his client said the report. According to the Iranian laws, the lawyer must be notified about the scheduled execution of the client 48 hours prior to the execution.
According to this report all the seven prisoners were convicted of drug trafficking and were identified as "Yousef A.", "Heydar D.", "Mehdi S", "Ghorbanali Sh.", "Saeid M.", "Sirus M." and "Nahid A." (woman).
According to the "Human rights and democracy activists in Iran" (HRDI) two prisoners were executed in the prison of Rasht (northern Iran) early this morning. Both the prisoners were convicted of drug trafficking. One of the prisoners who was executed was identifies as "Sajjad Tal" (26), brother of "Mohammadreza Tal" who was hanged publicly in Rasht two weeks ago. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 24/12/2011)