Iran: More executions in the cities of Shiraz and Karaj

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A man was hanged on Sunday January 21 in Adel Abad Prison of Shiraz, according to the state-run Mehr news agency. He was found guilty of murder. The retribution (death) sentence for Hossein Kh. was issued by the Fars Province Penal Court. Two of his accomplices were sentenced to lengthy imprisonment for showing off their knives.

Two other inmates of Karaj Central Prison were executed in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Sina, 30, was one victim. The other, unnamed, was a 33-year-old man.

Two other young people who 19 and 20 at the time of their arrest were executed in Mashhad. On Monday, January 15, a 27-year-old prisoner was hanged in Babol prison.

Meanwhile, Abolfazl Chezani, who was arrested at age 15, is now on the verge of execution in Qom prison after serving four years of imprisonment.

On January 17, a brutal sentence to amputate a young man’s hand for stealing 21 livestock was carried out in Mashhad Prison.

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