IRAN: TWENTY PEOPLE HANGED IN KARAJ AND AHVAZ
May 12, 2014: the Iranian regime has executed twenty people in Karaj and Ahvaz in recent days, reported the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). On 9 May, a group of 11 prisoners including a woman were hanged in Ghezel Hesar prison of Karaj. The prison guards had beaten the prisoners for resisting their transfer to solitary confinement prior to execution.
On 12 May, another group of 9 prisoners were hanged in a prison of Ahvaz. The victims, who had been all accused of drug smuggling, were identified by their initials: L. B., M. T., A. A., H. K., A. Kh, M. J., A. Q., M. Q, and another M. Q. (Sources: NCRI, 11-12/05/2014)