According to the state run Mehr news agency, the man who was identified as Nazar Ali Moradi (53 years old) was onvicted of keeping 215 grams of heroin and 10 kilograms of opium. The execution took place in the Khorin prison of Varamin, said the report.
According to the official and unofficial reports at least 34 prisoners have been executed during the first five days of the the year 2012.
Eight prisoners executed in Iran- Three hanged publicly today
January 5 - Eight prisoners have been hanged in three different Iranian provinces yesterday and today, reported the Iranian state media.
According to the official and unofficial reports at least 33 people have been executed in the first five days of January 2012. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemned these executions and urged the international community to react to these barbaric acts.
Three men were hanged publicly in Western Iran today :
According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, three prisoners were hanged publicly in the Azadi (Liberty) Square of Kermanshah, west of Iran. According to this report the prisoners were identified as "Alireza Ahamdi" (48), Sadegh Eskandari (33) and Sasan Basami (36) and they were convicted of armed robbery of a bank in August 2011.
Kermanshah’s Liberty Square has been the scene of several public hangings in 2011.
One man was hanged in northern Iran yesterday :
According to the official Iranian media one prisoner was hanged in the central prison of Semnan (northern Iran) yesterday January 4. According to the Iranian newspaper Asr-e-Iran the prisoner was identified as "A. T." and was convicted of drug trafficking.
Five prisoners were executed in southeastern Iran yesterday:
According to the Iranian news website five prisoners were hanged in two different prisons in Kerman province yesterday January 4.
According to this report three prisoners identified as "Mohammad A.", "Ali N." (both convicted of participation in carrying 14 kilos and 700 grams of heroin) and "Ahmad T" (for participation in carrying 12 kilos and 850 grams of heroin and 1700 grams of opium) were hanged in the prison of Kerman. Two other prisoners identified as "Alireza B." (convicted of keeping and carrying 29 kilograms of opium) and "Hamzeh M." (for keeping 2700 grams of heroin) were hanged in the prison of Bam, located in the same province.