Iran: Critically-ill prisoner executed despite a severe heart attack
A death row inmate suffered a heart attack in Isfahan Prison, central Iran, after being transferred to solitary confinement for his execution.
The day after Hushang Servati was transferred to the prison clinic, he was hanged on drug related charges despite his critical health condition in Isfahan Prison, central Iran.
He was sent to the gallows in the past month but his execution was delayed just hours before the scheduled timing. He was transferred to solitary confinement again on April 3rd in preparation for his execution on drug-related charges.
As previously reported Mr. Servati, a father of five, had been sentenced to death without having a criminal record. He suffered a severe heart attack due to the stress caused by being transferred to solitary confinement.
It is worth noting that on April 4th a man apparently suffering mental disability was hanged in Tabriz Central Prison, northwest of Iran.