IRAN: ONE PRISONER HANGED FOR DRUG CHARGES
December 14, 2016: The website of the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported about the execution of one prisoner in Ghezel Hesar Prison of Karaj. The prisoner who was identified as Mohammad Hossein Beheshti was charged with possession of drugs.
A source close to Mohammad Hossein said that besides being sentenced to death for drug offences, he had also been held in Rajaishahr prison for 23 years charged with murder. But the execution was for his drug charges. (Sources: Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, 16/12/2016; Iran Human rights, 17/12/2016)