13 Prisoners Executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison

HRANA – In the early hours of this morning, 13 prisoners were hanged in Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj.

Based on information received by HRANA, 26 death-row inmates were transferred to the Quarantine area of Ghezel Hesar prison yesterday in preparation for the enforcement of their sentences.

Attorney Mohammad Mostafaiee alerted international media about the prisoners’ transfer in an interview yesterday. He had received the news from one of his clients.

Mr. Mostafaiee announced that the majority of the 26 prisoners had previously submitted petitions for pardon to the relevant tribunals, but their requests were rejected. According to Mr. Mostafaiee, some of the prisoners had no prior criminal history.

There is currently no information about the identities of the executed prisoners or their crimes. Government media outlets have not yet reported any of the details of today’s executions.

The majority of the 26 prisoners were sentenced to execution by the general and revolutionary courts for smuggling and distribution of narcotics. According to the Statistics, Publications and Evidence unit of Human Right Activists in Iran, with today’s executions, the total number of executions in Iran for the Iranian month of Khordad (May 22-June 21) reach 31.


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