Iran: At least 12 executions in the prisons of Birjand and Babol

12 inmates were executed in the prisons of Birjand and Babol at dawn on Thursday August 10.
11 were hanged on drug related charges in Birjand Prison, eight of whom were identified as Khani Mary Khaled, Barat Emadi, Mohammadreza Ayoubi, Abolfazl Yousefpour, Haji Moezi, Mehrdad Baghershams, Hadi Eim and Hadi Jafari.
On the same day another inmate was hanged in Matakala Prison of Babol, northern Iran. The victim identified only by the name Alireza was found guilty of murder.
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