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.


Twenty Two Prisoners Hanged in Evin & Rajai-Shahr

Posted on: September 19th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Sunday, September 18, 2011, twenty two prisoners were hanged in Evin and Rajai-Shahr prisons.These inmates were previously transferred out of Ghazel Hesar Prison.The news of seven other prisoners also executed on Sunday was released yesterday.

Iranian state media has confirmed that twenty two prisoners have been hanged and reported, “The death sentences confirmed by the Attorney General were carried out on prison grounds in Evin and Rajai-Shahr prisons early yesterday morning.”These prisoners were charged with various crimes related to illegal drugs.

The following details about these prisoners have been released:

  1. Mohammad Kh. charged with selling 59 kg opium.
  2. Mohammad N. charged with transporting 480 grams of heroin into prison.
  3. Avaz P. charged with forming a drug trafficking gang and possession of 683 kg opium.
  4. Agha H. charged with membership in a drug trafficking gang and possession of illegal drugs.
  5. Jan B. charged with transporting 425 grams of heroin into prison.
  6. Ali G. charged with transporting 385 grams of crack cocaine into prison.
  7. Sadi C. charged with possession of 908 grams of crack cocaine, 5/7 grams of opium and 15 grams of the burnt leftover of opium.
  8. Esmail M. charged with distributing 150 kg of opium, selling 50 kg of illegal drugs and possessing 20 kg of opium.
  9. Hassan T. charged with transporting 265 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  10. Mehdi P. charged with possessing 67 kg of crack cocaine and 36 kg of opium.
  11. Mohammad E. charged with helping to transport 702 grams of heroin and distributing 650 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  12. Abbas A. charged with possessing 2 kg and 200 grams of heroin.
  13. Omaid Kh. charged with selling 4 kg of morphine.
  14. Vahid M. charged with transporting 307 grams of crack cocaine into prison.
  15. Saeid M. charged with helping to transport 1 kg of compressed heroin blocks.
  16. Ali P. charged with transporting 410 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  17. Shahram Sh. charged with transporting 670 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  18. Abdol Majid M. charged with transporting 391 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  19. Karim Q. charged with selling 49 kg and 500 grams of opium.
  20. Majid F. charged with transporting 346 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  21. Ali N. charged with transporting 420 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.
  22. Hatam M. charged with transporting 290 grams of compressed heroin blocks into prison.

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Seven Prisoners Hanged in Rajai-Shahr Prison

Posted on: September 18th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Seven prisoners were hanged early this morning in Rajai-Shahr Prison.In recent days, these individuals had been transferred from Ghazel Hesar Prison to solitary confinement in Ward 1 of Rajai-Shahr Prison.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran, on Thursday, September 15, 2011, seven prisoners were transferred from Ward 2 in Ghazel Hesar Prison to Ward 1 of Rajai-Shahr Prison.Since then, they have been waiting for their execution orders to be carried out.On Sunday, September 18, 2011, these seven prisoners were hanged in Rajai-Shahr Prison.

Charges and details of legal proceedings against these prisoners have not been mentioned in the report, and Iranian judicial authorities have been silent regarding these hangings.

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, twenty other prisoners awaiting execution met with their families in Evin Prison.These prisoners were transferred from Ward 2 in Ghazel Hesar Prison to isolation cells in Evin Prison last week.


Khodadad Rashidi Hanged In Urmia for Moharebeh

Posted on: September 17th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – On Saturday morning, September 17, 2011, a citizen was hanged on prison grounds in Urmia Central Prison.

According to a report by Mukrian News Agency, Khodadad Rashidi was arrested five years ago, charged with the crime of Enmity with God (Moharebeh) and sentenced to death.Khodadad Rashidi was hanged early this morning in Urmia, and his body was delivered to his family.

Khodadad Rashidi’s attorney, Ehsan Mojtavi, has confirmed his client’s execution.


Kosha Motlagh Hanged in Public This Morning

Posted on: September 13th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Early Tuesday morning, on September 13, 2011, Kosha Parsa Motlagh was hanged in public.The hanging took place on Darya Blvd., past Imam Sadegh University crossing near the location where Kosha Motlagh had killed and stabbed his classmate, Mahsa, on July 6, 2011.Since the crime occurred on Tehran’s Modiriat Bridge, this murder is often referred to as “Modiriat Bridge Murder.”

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) has released a few pictures of this public hanging.


Kosha Will Be Executed in Public Tomorrow

Posted on: September 12th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – The defense attorney for a young man sentenced to death has announced that his client will be executed early tomorrow morning.Kosha is a university student who has been convicted of murdering his classmate, Mahsa, on July 6, 2011 when she left Allameh Tabatabai University.Since the crime occurred on Tehran’s Modiriat Bridge, this murder is often referred to as “Modiriat Bridge Murder.”

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mr. Aghasi, Kosha’s defense attorney, said, “On Monday morning, when I went to the Criminal Court in Tehran, the head of the Enforcement Unit tasked to carry out verdicts informed me that the retribution sentence against my client would be performed early tomorrow morning.”

In answer to the question whether Kosha and his family are aware of what will happen tomorrow, Mr. Aghasi answered, “Surely Kosha will know because prison officials must perform the necessary tasks to prepare a prisoner for execution.However, as far as the family is concerned, I prefer not to be the one who carries the bad news to them.”

Video Report: Three Prisoners Hanged in Public

Posted on: July 19th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – This morning, July 19, 2011, three prisoners were hanged publicly in Kermanshah’s Azadi Square on charges of kidnapping and adultery.These prisoners identified by their first names were Milad Q. (son of Shirali), Javad A. (son of Sultan) and Javad A. (son of Habib).  Although the prisoners’ exact age was not released, Iranian authorities indicated that the prisoners’ average age was 21 years and two months.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on May 14, 2011 the Criminal Court of Western Eslamabad issued the death sentence, and on June 21, 2011, the Iranian Supreme Court, Branch 32, upheld this verdict.Finally, the executions occurred this morning.The entire legal process from the trial to the appeal and eventually the execution took two months and five days.

HRANA has released the video report of the hanging on YouTube.


An Elderly Man Sentenced to Death in Retribution

Posted on: July 8th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – Citing the Islamic Law of Retribution, Judge Noorollah Aziz Mohammadi presided over Tehran Province Criminal Court, Branch 71, and sentenced an elderly man identified by the name “Saman” to be hanged for the killing of his wife, Nahid.

According to a report by Fars News Agency, two years ago, when an old man was ordered to pay his wife’s mahrieh, he stabbed her twenty times, causing her death.[Mahrieh is an amount of money designated at the time of marriage to be paid by a groom to his bride whenever she demands it.] Tehran Province Criminal Court has sentenced this elderly man to be hanged.It has been reported that at the time of his arrest, he confessed to killing his wife.

On the day of the trial, the victim’s daughter addressed the court and said, “My parents were separated for two years but not divorced.My mother wanted to get a divorce, and for this reason, she had gone to the family court.”

She continued, “The court ordered my father to pay my mother’s mahrieh which was [approximately] $7,000, but my father didn’t want to pay her this money.They fought for this reason, and finally he killed her.”

During the trial, Saman took the stand and addressed the court as well.He said, “On the day of the incident, I went home after a long time.My wife started blaming and scorning me like always.Because of these problems and the mahrieh, we fought and in a split second, I stabbed her.”

Saman added, “I regretted what I had done and wanted to help Nahid.I dragged her body to the street in front of the house.Quickly, I went to a nearby clinic, but when I returned with doctors, her body had vanished.”

At the end, stating that he apologized for what he had done, the defender said, “I would like to ask my children and my wife’s family to forgive me.”

Following Saman’s statement, the court adjourned, and after consulting with advisors, Judge Noorollah Aziz Mohammadi sentenced the defender to die in retribution for the murder he had committed.


Forty Death Sentences for Citizens Charged with Drug Trafficking

Posted on: July 2nd, 2011

HRANA News Agency – The Chief Justice of Ardabil Province has announced that about forty citizens charged with drug trafficking have received the death penalty in this province.

According to a report by Mehr News Agency, on Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2011, while visiting with a group of citizens form Ardabil Province, Gholam Ali Rezai emphasized, “A number of verdicts issued by courts are currently going through the legal process, and the sentences will be carried out before long.”

Pointing out that the people of Ardabil Province will soon witness the execution of Iran’s national enemies of religion, morality, identity and beliefs, the Chief Justice of Ardabil Province added, “The Judiciary Branch will address the concerns of families regarding illegal drugs by hanging the dealers of death.”


140 Individuals Hanged in South Khorasan Province

Posted on: June 25th, 2011

HRANA News Agency – has announced that last year, one hundred forty individual charged with drug trafficking were executed in this province.

 According to a report by Mehr News Agency (HRANA), on Saturday morning, June 25, 2011, during a ceremony to recognize and award outstanding staff members of South Khorasan Judiciary, Mohammad Bagher Bagheri said, “The Revolutionary Court deals swiftly and decisively with criminals and drug traffickers.”

Announcing that 38,000 cases were handled throughout the province last year, Mohammad Bagher Bagheri added, “This significant phenomenon is an indicator of comprehensive actions, plans and management spear headed by the judicial officials in South Khorasan.”

Pointing out the importance of the administrative role the Judiciary Branch plays, Hojatoleslam Baheri said, “This branch of government will also punish rapists with total decisiveness in the shortest amount of time.”