Mass Execution of 22 Prisoners in Evin

Posted on: January 5th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, twenty two prisoners were hanged in Evin on drug related charges.  These prisoners were transferred from Ghazal Hesar Prison on Saturday and Sunday and locked up in solitary confinement in Evin Prison in preparation for the executions.

According to a report published on the website of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, the following individuals are some of the prisoners known to have been hanged yesterday:

 

  1. Gholam Reza Farogh Zehe – 28 years old, an Afghani citizen
  2. Ali Reza Javid Shirazi – 38 years old, in prison for nearly 20 months in Ghazal Hesar
  3. Aziz Shekari – 24 years old, in prison for nearly 20 months in Ghazal Hesar, sentenced to death for possessing 20 grams of narcotics.
  4. Mohsen Kakavand – 32 years old, in prison for nearly 2 years in Ghazal Hesar
  5. Hassan Panahi – 45 years old, in prison for 2 years
  6. Mahmoud Kermani
  7. Yadollah Mohammadi – 40 years old, in prison for nearly 3 years
  8. Abdolraof Brohi – 40 years old, in prison for 3 years
  9. Asghar Shiek Sotodeh
  10. Abdolhamid Dahmordeh
  11. Saeed Reza Zadeh – 26 years old, in prison for nearly 15 months
  12. Mohammad Darvishi – 27 years old, in prison for 3 years


According to this report, the families of those executed went to Evin Prison today in order to pick up their loved ones’ bodies but were referred to Kahrizak morgue where the corpses are being kept.

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Nine Hanged in Kermanshah & Saveh This Morning

Posted on: November 30th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday morning, November 29, 2011, two convicted rapists were publicly hanged in Azadi Square in the city of Kermanshah while several judicial and security officials and a large crowd of citizens watched the execution.Furthermore, the prosecutor of Kermanshah announced that six other prisoners convicted of drug related crimes were hanged this morning in prison.The identities of those executed have not been released.

In addition, according to a report by Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA), a young man convicted of rape was publicly hanged in Persian Gulf Square in the city of Saveh, Markazi Province, at dawn on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.This prisoner was identified by his initials (M. S.).

Iranian officials have reported that this prisoner was arrested together with two other individuals for the same crime.However, the hanged prisoner was the leader of a gang that identified and raped single women living alone.The other two prisoners have also been condemned to die, but their sentences have not been carried out yet.

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Eleven Drug Dealers Hanged in Shiraz

Posted on: November 25th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – With the approval of Iran’s Attorney General, eleven convicted drug traffickers were hanged in Shiraz, Fars Province.

According to a report by the Public Relations of the Justice Department in Fars Province, eleven individuals were hanged in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz after the Attorney General approved the death sentences issued by the Revolutionary Courts in Shiraz, Abadeh, Darab and Nayreiz counties.

The Justice Department in Fars Province has released information indicating that these eleven individuals were charged with and convicted of possessing and transporting opium, heroin and morphine from 2008 through 2010.The Judiciary Amnesty Commission had previously rejected the defendants’ appeals for pardon.

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Bakhash-Ali Askari Hanged While Children Watched

Posted on: October 26th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – This morning, Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Bakhash-Ali Askari was hanged in public in Qarchak, Tehran Province, while the young and the old watched.Bakhash-Ali Askari was convicted of murder and rape.

Released pictures by the state media clearly depict that the authorities enforce no age limits on the audience watching another human being hanged.

According to a report by Fars News Agency, after the court order was read, Bakhash-Ali Askari was hanged early this morning in Qarchak.He was convicted of two counts of murder and one count of rape and sentenced to death for each charge.The Supreme Court reviewed and upheld these sentences in less than a month.

The pictures of this public hanging have been released here.

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At Least 19 Prisoners Secretly Executed in Vakil-Abad Prison

Posted on: October 24th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Reliable sources in Iran have reported that a few groups of prisoners have been executed secretly in the city of Mashhad, Razavi Khorasan Province, from July 23, 2011 to September 22, 2011.Iranian Human Rights Organization has announced that its sources inside the country have reported that at least 19 prisoners were hanged secretly during this time.

According to these reports, two groups of prisoners, each consisting of 7 inmates, were secretly hanged in Vakil-Abad Prison on August 11, 2011 and September 20, 2011.Although Iranian government claims that during the month of Ramadan, no executions occur in Iran for religious reasons, August 11, 2011 coincided with the 11th day of Ramadan.Previously, Iranian Human Rights Organization’s reports indicated that other hangings also took place during this month.

Furthermore, at least 5 other inmates were executed together in Vakil-Abad Prison between August 11, 2011 and September 20, 2011.The exact number of inmates and the precise date are not known yet.All of the prisoners were convicted of crimes related to narcotics.

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Six Prisoners Hanged in Zahedan; Executions Not Announced by IRI

Posted on: October 17th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Saturday, October 15, 2011, six prisoners were hanged in Zahedan Central Prison on charges of drug trafficking.[Zahedan is the capital city in Sistan and Baluchestan Province in southeast corner of the country.]

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), one of the prisoners hanged yesterday in Zahedan was an Afghani citizen.Although two days have passed since these prisoners were executed, Iran’s Judiciary Branch has not yet officially announced the news.

During the last few weeks, the number of executions throughout Iran has continued to increase while only a small number of these killings are formally confirmed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.Like before, the majority of hangings are performed secretly.

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Four Rapists Were Hanged Today

Posted on: October 12th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Wednesday, October 12, 2011, four individuals convicted of rape were publicly hanged in Khomeini Shahr’s Behesht Park.After the death sentences were upheld by the Supreme Court, four rapists were hanged today while the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Esfahan Province and other local officials attended the event.

According to a report by Fars News Agency, the following individuals were hanged today after being convicted of charges of rape in Khomeini Shahr:

 

  • Abbas (single, 24 years old, with prior convictions for kidnapping and inappropriate relations in 2004 and 2008)
  • Rajab Ali (single, 23 years old, with prior convictions for consumption of alcohol, bullying and intimidation with a dagger and inappropriate relations)
  • Asghar (single, 20 years old, with prior convictions for bullying and intimidation with a knife, consumption of alcohol and inappropriate relations)
  • Mansor (single, 25 years old, with prior convictions for kidnapping in 2005)


On May 24, 2011, a group of women at a private party were abducted and gang raped at knife point in Khomeini Shahr.

More pictures of the public hanging can be seen here.

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Four Rapists Will be Hanged on Wednesday

Posted on: October 9th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Mohammad Reza Habibi, the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Esfahan Province, has announced that four individuals convicted of rape in Khomeini Shahr will be publicly hanged on Wednesday, October 12, 2011.On May 24, 2011, a group of women at a private party were abducted and gang raped at knife point in Khomeini Shahr.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mohammad Reza Habibi confirmed that the Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty against four inmates convicted of rape in Khomeini Shahr.

Pointing out that these important rape cases were processed by the Supreme Court in the shortest amount of time possible, the Prosecutor added, “The Supreme Court examined these cases in less than 45 days and upheld the verdicts.The final ruling has now been given to Esfahan Judiciary.”

Confirming the death penalties, Mohammad Reza Habibi said, “On Wednesday, the verdicts will be carried out.”Stating that the exact location of hangings has not been determined yet, he added, “They will be hanged publicly in one the main squares in Khomeini Shahr.”

In relation to other defendants arrested for the same crime, the Prosecutor explained, “Since a few other suspects related to this case are still at large, we have suspended verdicts against other individuals charged with the same crime until more investigations are completed.”

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Political Prisoner Aziz Khakzad Hanged Secretly in Kerman

Posted on: October 4th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday morning, October 4, 2011, political prisoner Aziz Khakzad was secretly hanged in Kerman Central Prison on charges of Waging War Against God (Moharebeh).He was a resident of Salmas County in Kurdistan Province and was exiled to Kerman to serve his prison term.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Aziz Khakzad was a 29 year old political activist arrested in 2007.The Revolutionary Court in Khoy County sentenced him to death on charges of Waging War Against God and helping opposition groups.As a result of efforts made by his family and friends, the Appeals Court had reduced the death sentence to 5 years in prison and exiled him to Kerman.

Last night, Aziz Khakzad was unexpectedly transferred from the general prison population to solitary confinement and was hanged in Kerman Prison this morning.Aziz Khakzad’s family received the news of his execution this morning but Iranian government officials have yet to confirm the report.

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Eight Prisoners Hanged in Fars Province

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Eight prisoners convicted of drug related charges were hanged in Fars Province.

According to a report by Public Relations of Fars Province Judiciary, eight prisoners arrested in Abadeh, Nayriz, Kazeron and Boanat counties.After legal proceedings, death sentences were issued for all eight prisoners, and the order to carry out the verdict was confirmed by the prosecutor’s office in Fars Province.

The following prisoners were hanged on charges of smuggling, possessing, buying and selling of narcotics.Some of those hanged also had prior convictions for the same crimes:

  1. Abdolmajad A.
  2. Mohammad Reza A.
  3. Abdolrasol T.
  4. Mohsen A.
  5. Ahmad K.
  6. Hadi K.
  7. Masih K.
  8. Mohsen Z.