Five Prisoners Hanged in Rasht Prison

Posted on: May 27th, 2010

HRANA – In the early morning hours of Monday, May 24th, five prisoners were executed by judicial authorities in Rasht prison.

According to Human Rights and Democracy Activists, the five prisoners, one of whom was a woman, were hanged behind the clinic at Rasht prison.

There is currently no information available on the identities of the five prisoners or the charges against them.

Interestingly, although several days have passed since the execution of these five prisoners, the Judiciary and state run media have remained mum on the matter and have thus far declined to publish any reports about these executions.

Man Executed in Public in Ahvaz

Posted on: May 24th, 2010

HRANA – At 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 23, 2010, a man was executed in public in the city of Ahvaz.

Based on information received by HRANA, the Islamic Republic’s judiciary announced the man’s crime as “smuggling narcotics.” He had been sentenced to execution by the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz.

This is the second person hanged in public in the city of Ahvaz for allegedly “smuggling narcotics,” over the past few days. The government seems to have little concern for that fact that carrying out executions in public is one of the most effective ways for normalizing and perpetuating violence.

 

 

 

Abdolhamid Rigi Was Executed

Posted on: May 24th, 2010

HRANA – The Judiciary of the State of Sistan and Baluchestan announced the execution of Abdolhamid Rigi this morning.

Ebrahim Hamidi, the head of the State’s judiciary, said: “According to the sentence issued by the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Zahedan, Abdolhamid Rigi, brother of Abdolmalek Rigi, the leader of Jandollah, was hanged in Zahedan.”

Ebrahim Hamidi added: “Abdolhamid Rigi had been sentenced to execution on charges of “moharebeh” (waging war against God) and “corruption on earth” through membership, support and effective participation in the armed branch of Jandollah.”

According to Fars, the sentence issued for Abdolhamid Rigi was carried out this morning, Monday, May 24, 2010, in Zahedan prison after being affirmed by the highest judicial authorities.

Abdolhamid Rigi was the second highest ranking officer in the group Jandollah and was active in the organization’s armed unit. He was arrested by security forces in Pakistan in June 2008.

The leader of Jandollah, Abdolmalek Rigi is also in prison and awaiting trial.

Two People Were Executed in Khoozestan over Past Few Days

Posted on: May 22nd, 2010

HRANA –A man was executed in public in the city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, May 18th, on charges of buying and selling narcotics.

Government news outlets have not revealed the identity of the executed man. The only official information came through a statement by Abdolhamid Amanat Behbahani, Head of Public Information for the Judiciary of the State of Khoozestan, who said: “the execution order of this long time smuggler was carried out in the area of Koot Abdollah in Ahvaz.”

According to Al-Arabia, Behbahani added: “This sentence was carried out in light of the mandate for the urgent carrying out of criminal sentences and with the purpose of dealing sternly with perpetrators of death after following all legal and Sharia required procedures.”

In addition, the Judiciary of the State of Khoozestan announced the execution of a man convicted of first degree murder in the city of Dezfoul on May 4th.

Based on this report, “Rahman R.” was arrested and tried for battery and intentional infliction of injuries resulting in the death of “Davood T.” He confessed to the crime charged and was sentenced to execution by the criminal court of Dezfoul. The sentence was carried out in Dezfoul after being affirmed by the Supreme Court.