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Iran: Execution and Extortion

June 10, 2014
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Persian2English – Iranian authorities have reportedly asked for money in exchange for the bodies of two executed prisoners.

In May 2014 two brothers, Abdol Jamal Zehi, 26, and Hamid Jamal Zehi, 22, were reportedly hanged to death in Chabahar Prison in southern Iran on drug trafficking charges. Iranian authorities reportedly refused to hand over the bodies of these two young men until their family paid 11 million Tomans (approximately $4,000).

An informed source, who wishes to remain anonymous, told HRANA that the bereaved mother of these two brothers was finally able to recover the bodies after raising 5 million Tomans ( approximately $1,600). “She had to raise the money by pleading with family members also going into debt,” says the source.

Iranian authorities carried out the executions in secret and no official news agency in Iran reported on it.

Persian source by HRANA
English Translation by Siavosh Jalili

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