Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison today

Source: http://www.iranhr.net/

Iran Human Rights, July 1: Six people were hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison early this morning July 1. reported the state run Iranian news agency ISNA.

None of those who were executed today were identified by name, age or details around what they were convicted of.

The state run news site “young journalist’s club” also reported that one man identified as Alireza (28) was hanged in Tehran’s Evin prison convicted of murdering his friend.

Jerusalem Post , quoting a source in Iran, reported that six poeple were hanged in Tehran in relation with the recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran.

Iran Human Rights can not verify this report.

Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesperson of “Iran Human Rights” said:”We are concerned that none of those executed today were identified by name. Regardless of what they are charged with, we condemn today’s executions, and repeat our concerns about the fact that many of the arrested under the pro-democracy demonstrations in Iran are in danger of torture, forced confession and execution”.

The ISNA report also said: The six people who were hanged today were convicted of murder. The report added that execution of three others that was scheduled to take place today, was postponed. One of them, identified as “Hossein R.” was a minor offender convicted of a murder at the age of 16.

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