IRAN: FIVE EXECUTED, INCLUDING 18-YEAR-OLD BOY
September 25, 2014: Five prisoners were executed in three different Iranian cities between 21 and 24 September.
On 21 September, two men who were not identified by name were hanged in the prison of Mashhad for murder, reported Iranian state media. One of them was an 18-year-old boy sentenced to death for murdering another man in 2009. It is not clear whether the prisoner was 18 at the time of committing the alleged offence or at the time of his execution. The other prisoner hanged in Mashhad was 27 years old and convicted of a murder in 2010.
On 24 September, one man was hanged in the prison of Noshahr early in the morning, FARS news agency reported. He was identified as Jaber N., and was convicted of a murder in 2004.
On the same day, two other prisoners convicted of drug-related charges were executed in the prison of Qazvin, FARS reported. They were identified as Sadegh Mohammadkhanloo, 33, charged with trafficking of 995 grams of crystal, and Asghar Mahtabi, 35, charged with possession and trafficking of one kilogram of crack and 200 grams of crystal, said the report. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 24/09/2014)