Iran executed today prisoners Abdolhossein Emami Moghaddam, Hossein Panjak and Babak Aghaei for drug-related offences in Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj.

After the death row prisoners were moved to solitary confinement on 9 May, their families and loved ones gathered outside the prison throughout the evening and into the early hours of the morning, calling for a halt to the executions.

Security forces fired tear gas and bullets into the crowd of protesters, injuring several people, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

Emami Moghaddam, a father of one from Kuhdasht in the province of Lorestan, was arrested about 13 years ago; Panjak, from Tehran, about 10 years ago; and Aghaei, a father of two from Tehran, about five years ago.