IRAN: AT LEAST FIVE PRISONERS HANGED
May 19, 2014: Five prisoners, charged with murder, were hanged in the Rajaishahr prison of Karaj early in the morning, according to reliable sources Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with.
Two of the prisoners are identified as âHamid Abdiâ and âSeyed Mohammad Hosseiniâ, both from ward 2 of Rajaishahr.
Execution of two other prisoners was postponed, while one prisoner was pardoned by the family of the offended.
So far in May 2014 at least 73 prisoners have been executed in Iran. 32 of the executions have been announced by the official Iranian sources, and at least 41 executions have been confirmed by the human rights groups. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 19/05/2014)