Two people who were previously convicted of serious crimes including murder were hanged publicly on Monday morning in the city of Bushehr located in southern Iran, state-run media reported.
The two prisoners, whose names have not been released, were hanged in the Abpakhsh area of the city, Iran Human Rights (IHR) has reported.
They were convicted of murder after a robbery went wrong six months ago.
In a statement published yesterday, Iran Human Rights warned about the imminent danger of execution of 8 people amongst them the two who were hanged today, five Ahwazi Arab political prisoners and one woman.
The report says the detainees were transferred "out of their prison ward to an undisclosed location". The families were reportedly notified that the prisoners, accused of killing a security officer and wounding another one, would be hanged "within days".
Iran Human Rights called for an immediate reaction from the international community. "International pressure is the only hope these prisoners have" the spokesperson of IHR Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam said.