Three Kurds and an Iranian
Three Kurds and an Iranian citizen have been executed in the Urmia city of East Kurdistan.
The four people who were accused of drug sale were hanged yesterday evening. The two Kurds punished with death were identified as Reşîd Elîzade (55) and Selahedîn Melayî (37), while the name of another 44-year-old prisoner couldn't be learned. The other is reported to be an Iranian citizen from the town of Kerecê.
Last Saturday, Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, was hanged in a Tehran prison in Iran after being found guilty of murdering an older man in what she says was self defense. The man is said to have been trying to sexually abuse her.
An international campaign urging a reprieve has brought a temporary stay in execution, which was due to be carried out on 30 September but was postponed for 10 days, but failed to prevent the implementation of the death sentence for the young woman who -Human rights group Amnesty International said- was convicted after a deeply flawed investigation.