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Four Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug Charges

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Four Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution for Drug ChargesIran Human Rights - Four prisoners with drug related charges are in imminent danger of execution in Iran after they were transferred to solitary confinement.

 On Sunday July 9, four prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.


According to close sources, one of the prisoners is held at Mahabad Prison and was sentenced to death on drug related charges. This prisoner has been identified as Sheikh Morad Ebrahimi (pictured below).

"Sheikh Morad was arrested five years ago on the charge of possession and trafficking of two kilograms of morphine. He was sentenced to death even though he had no criminal record. He is the father of a seven-year-old girl with acute autism," an informed source tells Iran Human Rights.

The other three prisoners are held at Hamadan Central Prison on drug related charges. Iran Human Rights is aware of the identity of one of the prisoners: Masoud Joodaki, charged with 10 kilograms of crystal meth.

These prisoners are in imminent danger of execution for drug related charges at the same time that members of the Iranian parliament's judicial commission are reviewing a bill requesting the death sentences for many prisoners with drug trafficking charges to be called off. Previously, parliament members had requested from the Judiciary to not carry out the death sentences for prisoners with drug related charges until the bill has been reviewed and concluded.