Two Inmates Including a Juvenile Executed in Yazd and Birjand Prisons

On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the execution of a juvenile offender convicted of murder was carried out in Yazd Central Prison. Additionally, last Tuesday, in Birjand, an inmate who was convicted of drug-related crimes was executed.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, and Iran Human Rights Organization, on Sunday, May 15, 2022, Mehrab Salehi, age 20, was executed for murder in Yazd Central Prison. He was a minor at the time of committing the crime.

According to one of his relatives, Salehi was arrested for murder in January of 2020 when he was only 16 years old.

Salehi’s execution was delayed twice after receiving a moratorium from the victim’s family. The victim’s family had asked for one and a half billion tomans to spare his life, which he and his family could not afford.

In addition, the Baloch Activists Campaign reported the execution of an inmate identified as Qobad Narooie, a resident of Zabol, in Birjand Prison. Three years ago, he was arrested for drug-related crimes.

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Three Inmates Executed in Amol Prison

On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, three inmates who were convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Amol Prison.

HRANA News Agency had previously reported that these inmates had been sent to solitary confinement as a routine procedure for imminent execution. The inmates have been identified as Farshad Nemat-Zadeh, Mehdi Shirjian and Eshaghi. 

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Inmate Executed in Khorramabad Prison, Looming Execution of Three Inmates in Amol Prison

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, an inmate who was convicted of murder was executed in Khorramabad Prison on Saturday, May 7, 2022.

The inmate has been identified by HRANA as Qobad Khoakarami, a retired teacher. He had previously been sentenced to death by judicial authorities.

Khoakarami’s execution has not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

Additionally, in recent days, in Amol Prison, three inmates who were on death row were transferred to solitary confinement as a routine procedure for imminent execution. These inmates have been identified as Farshad Nemat-Zadeh, Mehdi Shirjian and Eshaghi. All three have been convicted of drug-related crimes.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Five Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad and Dastgerd Prisons

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, an inmate who was convicted of murder was executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan. On another occasion, the execution of four inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz on Sunday, May 14. 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on Thursday, May 12, 2022, the execution of an inmate identified as Hossein Fartash was carried out in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan.

According to an informed source: “Hossein Fartash was a 40-year-old welder who was arrested for killing someone over honor issues and later sentenced to death.”

Moreover, on Sunday, May 14, four inmates identified as Ali Pajmordeh, held in the youth ward, Abbas Pajmordeh, Mohammad Gholamhoseini and Ali Hosien-Panah were executed in Adel-Abad Prison.

According to an informed source, Abbas Pajmordeh, Ali Pajmordeh’s uncle, was arrested for smuggling drugs and carrying illegal guns and was jailed for five years.

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Inmate Executed in Sabzevar Prison

On Tuesday, May 10, 2022, an inmate who was convicted of murder was executed in Sabzevar, Khorasan Razavi Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Sabzevar Payam news outlet, on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, the execution of an unidentified inmate in Sabzevar prison was carried out.

The public revolutionary prosecutor, Ja’afar Tayar Saberi made the following comment about this execution: “This prisoner had been arrested for murder in 2018. His case went through all legal courses and the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence. Subsequently, the execution was carried out this morning.”

The report did not reveal the inmate’s identity.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

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Two Inmates Executed in Qom Prison

On Saturday, May 7, 2022, two inmates who were convicted of drug-related crimes and murder were executed in Qom Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, quoting the Iran Human Rights Organization, two inmates identified as Yousef Naderi, age 40, and Abolfazl Mardai, age 50, were executed in Qom Prison.

Reportedly, in 2017, Abolfazl Mardai was arrested for drug smuggling on the road connecting Tehran to Qom and subsequently sentenced to death. Yousef Naderi was arrested four years ago for killing a man over a financial dispute.

Neither of the executions have been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Upcoming Execution of Dual National Ahmad Reza Jalali Set for May 21

Quoting an informed source, ISNA reports that imprisoned Iranian-Swedish national Ahamd Reza Jalali is to be executed by May 21, 2022.

Jalali’s death sentence was previously upheld by the Supreme Court of Iran on the charge of espionage which he has vehemently denied and was seen as a political manoeuvring against those who invited him and to force concessions from the Swedish government 

The announcement today has also raised concern that the Iranian regime intends to use Professor Jalali to force the Swedish government to free Hamid Nouri, an Iranian official who is on trial and accused of participating in the 1988 execution of political prisoners. This trial is coming to an end as the Swedish government has asked for a life sentence for Nouri based on evidence from a lengthy trial. 

Professor Jalali, who travelled to Iran in May 2016 at the invitation of the University of Tehran, was arrested by security forces on charges of “enmity against God (Moharebeh) through espionage for Israel”. Moharebeh, loosely translated as “waging war against God”, is a pillar of Sharia Law which is typically applied to those suspected of connection to acts against the state.

Mr. Jalali was sentenced to death for espionage, and the sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court in December 2017.

Ahmad Reza Jalali worked at the Center for Natural Disasters after graduating from medical school in Iran. He immigrated to Sweden in 2009 to continue his studies and earned a doctorate. He completed his postdoctoral in Disaster Medicine at the University of Piedmont in Italy, and later, settled in Sweden with his wife and two children.

According to a report published by HRANA in November 2020, Ahmad Reza Jalali was transferred to solitary confinement for a week to be prepared for execution. In December of that year, his attorney Mrs. Mousavian was informed that her client’s death sentence was put on hold and he was transferred to ward 209 of Evin prison.

“Fortunately, Mr. Jalali was transferred to a public ward in April, but so far, despite all the efforts, his death sentence has not changed,” Mousavian said. “I am very worried about my client, especially now that the presidential election is over. Despite my repeated expressions of concern, no effective action has been taken by the country of dual citizenship and the European Union.”

Two Inmates Executed in Isfahan

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, two inmates who had been convicted for drug-related crimes were executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, two inmates identified as Fakhreddin Waledi, Aged 40 and Hossein Joushan, age 37, were executed in Dastgerd Prison.

In this report, an informed source stated, “Fakhreddin Waledi was arrested four years ago and sentenced to death. Hossein Joushan is a father of a six-year-old child. Five years ago, he was arrested and accused of smuggling crystal meth. Subsequently, he was sentenced to death. In the trial, he denied the allegations and insisted that the drug belonged to someone else who ran away after his arrest.”

None of these executions have been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Three Inmates Executed in Karaj and Isfahan

On Monday morning, April 11, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in the Central Prison of Karaj City. Also, on February 14, 2022, the execution of two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in Dastgerd Prison has been reported.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Parsineh News, on Monday, April 11, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

Reportedly, in 2013, the inmate was identified with the first name Golmohammad was accused and subsequently confessed to the murder of a man.

The inmate had previously confessed to the murder of a man who had harassed his daughter. 

Since the victim’s family remained unknown, the case was on hold for six years until Branch 1 of the Criminal Court of Alborz began the trial. In the trial, the defendant was found guilty and sentenced to death.

Also, Iran Human Rights reports that on February 14, 2022, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Dastgerd PrIson in Isfahan. These inmates have been identified as Hamid Rastegar, age 34, and Gholamreza Paki, age 45.

According to an informed source in this report, five years ago Gholamreza Paki was arrested for smuggling 100 kilos of methamphetamine and subsequently was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court. He was married and the father of a nine-year-old child.

None of the executions has been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Four Inmates Executed in Arak Prison

On Sunday morning, March 27, 2022, four inmates convicted previously of drug-related crimes were executed in Arak Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Sunday morning, March 27, 2022, four inmates of Arak Prison identified as Feizollah Nourollahi, Ahmad Nouri, Hamid Goodarzian and Mohammad Najari were executed.

All the executed inmates had been convicted of drug-related crimes.

None of the executions has been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.