Nine prisoners executed in Iran

The Iranian Human Rights Organization announced that 9 prisoners sentenced to death in Iran were executed in the same prison.

In a statement, the Iranian Human Rights Organization said that 9 prisoners were executed in the Qezal-Hesar prison in the city of Kerec on Thursday. Five of them were sentenced to death for murder, 3 for drug trafficking and 1 for arms smuggling.

The statement added that more executions took place in the same prison, but no information could be obtained regarding the identities of those executed.