3 Prisoners Executed in Qom Prison

Posted on: October 17th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Three prisoners were executed on charge of murder in Qom Prison on August 15, 2017. The cases of these prisoners had been opened 21 years ago.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mahmoud Arab Khorasani, Mehdi Kaseb and Mohammad Taghi Dehpourvar were executed on charge of murder in the central prison of Qom on August 15, 2017. (more…)

At Least 7 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: October 12th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – At least seven prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. They were mainly charged with murder.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least seven prisoners who were mostly accused of murder were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (more…)

A Juvenile Offender on Death Row in Ardabil Prison

Posted on: October 10th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Mehrab Eyvazi, juvenile offender from Ardabil was arrested at the age of 17 with nine other defendants. Mr. Eyvazi was accused of participation in kidnapping and rape. He was severely beaten at the police station and was threatened with rape by the police officer while he was naked in front of the camera. Mr. Eyvazi was sentenced to death, despite his young age. He believes that the verdict has been issued just based on his confessions which have been obtained while he was denied to access his family and lawyer and was subjected to torture and ill-treatment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), according to two relevant incidents, a case with 10 defendants was opened in the judicial district in Ardabil, in addition to the plaintiff, at least 4 defendants were under the age of 18 years. (more…)

Annual Report on Execution in Iran – 2017

Posted on: October 9th, 2017

HRANA – On the anniversary of the International Day of Fighting against People’s Execution, The Department of Statistics and Publications of the Human Rights Activists in Iran publishes an annual report on executions in Iran. This report is intended to provide visibility to the dire situation where thousands of people are awaiting execution. The present report concerns the individuals executed in the one year period from 10 October 2016 until the beginning of October 2017 and refers to at least 508 people executed in different parts of Iran by hanging. The report shows a rise by about 1% in the number of executions compared to the same period last year. Most of these individuals had been condemned to death in unfair courts and deprived of access to lawyers. Moreover, this report shall not be considered an accurate and comprehensive estimate since the Iranian government has placed enormous restrictions on human rights related activities and independent human right organizations. (more…)

At Least 7 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Posted on: September 20th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Seven of eleven prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj were executed and four returned to their wards with consent from the parents of victims. Among the executed, there was a prisoner whose sentence was the result of a tribal conflict, and his death sentence was issued on the basis of the “knowledge of the judge”, and not on the documents and evidences. His execution resulted in a conflict in front of the prison and police used warning shots.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), seven prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on July 5. The identity of these seven prisoners have been announced by HRANA as: Nasser Abangah, Abbas Yousefi, Hossein Rahzani, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Omid Sohrabi, Omid Rostami and Ghahraman Ali Abbaspour. (more…)

2 Prisoners Executed in Urmia Prison

Posted on: September 17th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Two prisoners were executed in the central prison of Urmia on charge of committing murder.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), two prisoners named “Alireza Karimi” and “Firouz Eskandari” who had been transferred to solitary confinement, were executed, on July 4, 2017. (more…)

At Least 7 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: September 14th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – 11 prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinement were executed in Raja Shahr prison; at least 7 of these prisoners had retaliation sentences.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least 11 prisoners who had received retaliation sentences had been transferred to solitary confinements on July 2nd. The death sentences of at least seven of these prisoners were executed. (more…)

A Juvenile Offender on Death Row since 11 Years Ago

Posted on: September 10th, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Yahya Firouzi is involved in a murder case with his older brother when he was 17 years old. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison and then to death. He is still being kept in an undecided condition and the complaints in the case has changed their address and are not willing to follow-up this case.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Yahya Firouzi was born on April 29, 1998 in Sagan-Oulia village in Gilan-e-Gharb territory. He committed a murder in December 2006 when he was 17 years old, along with his brother Lotfollah, who was 27 at the time. (more…)