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More than 16 Prisoners Are in Danger of Imminent Execution

Posted on: 13th April, 2015
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Ahmad Malekizadeh Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency – At least 16 death row prisoners in central prison of Karaj and Rajaei Shahr prison are waiting for execution of their sentences.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), these prisoners have been transferred to solitary confinements of ward number 5 of Rajaei Shahr prison and central prison of Karaj yesterday.

According to the received reports, 7 prisoners from those 16 are transferred to Rajaei Shahr prison and 9 others are kept in solitary confinements. In conclusion, by the time this news is being edited, 9 death row prisoners in central prison of Karaj and more than 7 others in Rajaei Shahr prison are waiting for the execution of their sentences.

The identities of 5 prisoners who is known so far, are: Reza Ghorbani, Mahmood Maleki, Hamid Farajloo, Ahmad Malekizadeh and Mansour Gholamzadeh. However, unconfirmed reports claim that more prisoners have been transferred to Rajai Shahr prison.

As the officials announced that these prisoners are going to be executed this morning, their families gathered in front of the prosecutor’s office in Karaj on Sunday morning, but officials refused to make any comment.

These prisoners have been sentenced to death on charges related to drug trafficking.

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