Eight prisoners were hanged in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz (Southern Iran), reported the state run Iranian media today.
According to the official website of the Iranian judiciary, the eight prisoners were all convicted of drug-related charges. According to some reports the executions took place yesterday, Sunday April 15.
None of the prisoners were identified by name.
According to another report by the state run Iranian news agency Fars, tens of drug-convicted prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the northwestern province of Ardebil. The report which was quoting the chief prosecutor of Ardebil, Gholamali Rezaei, said: „85 (alleged) drug traffickers were sentenced to death in the province of Ardebil last year (20. March 2011 to 20. March 2012)“. He continued:”Some of the 85 prisoners sentenced to death, were executed last year, and the rest of them will be executed during this year“.