Iran Human Rights, February 18: According to reports from reliable sources in Iran, 12 prisoners are scheduled to be executed in Shiraz Prison (south of Iran) on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. According to the same sources, the prisoners have been sentenced to death for drug-related charges.

On Saturday and Sunday, four prisoners were hanged in public in Shiraz.
Iran Human Rights (IHR) urges the international community to help stop these executions. Based on cases IHR has received, most prisoners convicted of drug-related charges in Iran have confessed under torture and been subjected to unfair trials. More specifically, IHR urges the United Nations and all countries cooperating with Iran on the "war on drugs" to do what they can to stop these executions.


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