5/26/2016

Iran executes 17 prisoners for heinous crimes

http://www.india.com/news/world/iran-executes-17-prisoners-for-heinous-crimes-1214406/

The prisoners were put to death in two different prisons in Karaj, bringing to almost 60 the number of people put to death in different Iranian prisons this month, IHR said.

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Tehran, May 26 : As many as 17 prisoners were executed in Iran in the past two days for crimes including murder, rape and drugs trafficking, the Iran Human Rights (IHR) website reported on Wednesday.
The prisoners were put to death in two different prisons in Karaj, bringing to almost 60 the number of people put to death in different Iranian prisons this month, IHR said. Condemning the wave of judicial killings, the group urged international community to call for an immediate moratorium for the death penalty. ALSO READ: Watching India-Iran ties ‘very closely’: US