Iran Human Rights Five more people executed in northern Iran

Five more people executed in northern Iran

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 20 – Four men were hanged in the town of Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran on
charges of armed violence. The men, identified only by their first names, Mohammad-Reza, Hamid-Reza, Hassan and Reza, were executed after the Supreme Islamic Court upheld the original judge’s verdict.
Iran Focus

Tehran, Oct. 20 – Four men were hanged in the town of Sari in the northern province of Mazandaran on charges of armed violence. The men, identified only by their first names, Mohammad-Reza, Hamid-Reza, Hassan and Reza, were executed after the Supreme Islamic Court upheld the original judge’s verdict.

The chief prosecutor of Mazandaran province, Mohammad-Reza Foulad-Ameli, said the four men were part of a secret armed group. They were arrested after a year-long surveillance operation by the security forces, he said.

Another man was also hanged in the city of Qazvin. He was accused of murder.

Courts in Mazandaran Province have increased issuing death sentences for those accused of a variety of crimes.

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