Thursday , 5 August 2021

Iran Executions: At Least One Prisoner Hanged in Urmia

Iran Human Rights – Out of four prisoners who were transferred to the solitary confinement on July 25 for execution, at least one was executed at Urmia Central Prison on drug-related charges. The execution of one prisoner was stopped, and there is no information regarding the fate of the two other prisoners yet.

Iran Executions: At Least One Prisoner Hanged in Urmia

According to a close source, on the morning of Friday, July 27, at least one prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison on drug-related charges. The prisoner was identified as Jahangir Nojavan from ward 15.

A close source told IHR, “Jahangir was arrested on the charge of five kilograms of drugs but he was also charged with being a drug kingpin, that’s why the court reapproved his death sentence. Another prisoner, named Saeed Pourhamzeh, was also executed at Urmia Central Prison on the same charge last year.”

Jahangir Nojavan was transferred to the solitary confinement along with another prisoner on Thursday, July 25. The reports indicate that the execution of the other prisoner was stopped for unknown reasons and he returned to his cell.

Moreover, some sources told IHR that two more prisoners with drug-related charges were also transferred to the solitary confinement from Salmas and Naghdeh prisons. These prisoners were also sentenced to death on drug-related charges but there is no information regarding their fate.

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