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IRAN: FOUR PRISONERS HANGED ON DRUG CHARGES

January 26, 2017: On the mornings of January 23 and January 25 four prisoners were hanged in two different prisons on drug related charges.
According to close sources, at least two prisoners were hanged at Karaj's Ghezel Hesar Prison on January 25. The prisoners have been identified as Majid Askari and Rahman Nourian. They were reportedly transferred from their prison cells to solitary confinement two days before their execution.
"Majid was arrested six years ago for one kilogram and 100 grams of crystal meth, and he was sentenced to death by the revolutionary court," a source close to Mr. Askari tells Iran Human Rights.
Close sources also report on two executions which were carried out at Maragheh Prison on January 23. The prisoners have been identified as Iraj Ghafouri and Hossein Fatemi.
"Iraj Ghafouri was arrested approximately four years and seven months ago for 800 grams of crystal meth and some opium. Hossein Fatemi was also arrested in 2012, he was sentenced to death for the charge of trafficking 500 grams of crystal meth and 700 grams of crack," a close source tells Iran Human Rights. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 26/01/2017)

KENYA: NAKURU COUSINS TO HANG FOR SH300 ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE
MISSOURI (USA): MARK CHRISTESON EXECUTED
JORDAN: COURT OF CASSATION APPROVES DEATH SENTENCE OF AUTHOR’S KILLER
IRAQ: SYRIAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR FINANCING ISLAMIC STATE
BANGLADESH: TWO GET DEATH, 12 GET LIFE OVER BARGUNA FISHERMEN MURDERS
MALAYSIA: MAN SENT TO GALLOWS OVER DRUG TRAFFICKING CHARGE
TEXAS (USA): TERRY EDWARDS EXECUTED
KUWAIT: ROYAL FAMILY MEMBER AMONG SEVEN HANGED
IRAQ: TWO ISIL MILITANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH
BANGLADESH: 4 GET DEATH PENALTY FOR KILLING RANGPUR BUSINESSMAN
GAZA: TWO NEW DEATH SENTENCES
BANGLADESH: MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KILLING TWO IN CHUADANGA
AFGHANISTAN: TWO EMPLOYEES OF DEFENSE MINISTRY SENTENCED TO DEATH
NIGERIA: COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR ROBBERY
UAE: DUBAI COURT UPHOLDS DEATH SENTENCE FOR OBAIDA'S KILLER
INDIA: BANGAON COURT GIVES DEATH SENTENCES TO 3 TERRORISTS
IRAN: TWO PRISONERS INCLUDING A DISABLED MAN HANGED
IRAQ: 31 CONVICTS EXECUTED FOR SPEICHER'S MASSACRE
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INDIA: 3 YOUTHS SENTENCED TO DEATH IN HARYANA FOR GANGRAPE, MURDER OF 9-YEAR-OLD
DELAWARE (USA): ISAIAH MCCOY EXONERATED FROM DEATH ROW
FLORIDA (USA): SUPREME COURT OVERTURNED THREE DEATH SENTENCES
IRAN: NINE PRISONERS HANGED ON DRUG CHARGES
PAKISTAN: 2 ACCUSED AWARDED DEATH SENTENCE, 2 ACQUITTED
TEXAS (USA): ALL CHARGES AGAINST JERRY HARTFIELD DISMISSED
EGYPT: 35 SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD MEMBERSHIP
VIRGINIA (USA): RICKY GRAY EXECUTED
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