7 Sunni prisoners awaiting execution transferred to Rajai Shahr prison

HRANA News Agency – Seven Sunni prisoners of conscience awaiting execution in Iran have been transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj.


According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Kaveh Vaisi, Kaveh Sharifi, Arash Sharifi, Mokhtar Rahimi, Shahram Ahmadi, Behrouz Shah Nazari and Taleb Malaki were transferred today after being removed from Ward 350 of Evin prison in Tehran.


Shahram Ahmadi, who had been taken to hospital yesterday after suffering from excessive kidney bleeding, was later returned to Evin prison, and then transferred to Rajai Shahr prison along with the other six prisoners.


Human rights activists have warned that the men are at an increased risk of execution, after a number of documentaries about the prisoners containing forced ‘confessions’ were broadcast in recent weeks by Iranian state-run media.

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