Iran on Thursday executed 12 prisoners in Kerman Central Prison, most of them convicted of drug charges.
Four of the executed prisoners were identified as, Abdolghani Ghalandarzehi, Yaghub Ghalandarzehi, Jalil Khodabakhsh and Yousef Jalaledin, all from Iran’s ethnic Baluch minority.
According to witnesses, the bodies of 12 people executed today were handed over to their families.
More recently, on November 21, the Iranian authorities, hanged three prisoners collectively in public in Shiraz on charge of moharebeh (fighting with God).
In yet another case on November 14, Iran carried out a mass execution of 10 prisoners in in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj.
National Council of Resistance of Iran in November called on all international human rights advocates, in particular the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, and the Working Group on arbitrary death penalty, to condemn these executions.