Jafar Kazemi’s Death Sentence Confirmed

Posted on: July 29th, 2010

HRANA- An appeals court has upheld the death sentence handed down to Jafar Kazemi. His sentence was confirmed by the 36th Branch of the court of appeals presided over by Hojatoleslam Zargari.

His lawyer Ms. Ghanavi told a human rights website that her client has spent long periods of time in solitary confinement.

Jafar Kazemi, a lithograph for textbooks and pamphlets for Amir Kabir University was arrested on September 18, 2009 in Haft e Tir Square and transferred to the solitary ward in section 209 for seventy four days before being transferred to ward 350 of Evin Prison. Prior to this he had been imprisoned between1981 and 1989.


Twenty People Executed over the Last Month

Posted on: July 19th, 2010

HRANA- Three prisoners from the city of Kerman’s central prison and one prisoner from Shirvan in the Khorassan province were executed yesterday.

HRANA has learned that the three men executed in Kerman were accused of trafficking narcotics and that the prisoner from Shirvan was accused of transportation and possession of narcotics.


Four Executed in Esfahan Prison

Posted on: July 7th, 2010

HRANA- Four people were executed by hanging in Esfahan’s central prison on Tuesday morning.

According to the Esfahan province’s justice department these four individuals were charged and sentenced to death for “drug trafficking”. No further information, including the names of the individuals is known at this time.


Families of Executed Political Prisoners Face Uncertainty

Posted on: June 24th, 2010

HRANA- Although forty days have passed since the executions of Farzad Kamangar, Ali Heydariyan, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam-Hooli and Mehdi Eslamiyan family members are still uncertain of where their bodies have been buried. It is reported that security forces have stepped up pressure on the families of the five executed political prisoners.


Abdolmalek Rigi Has Been Executed

Posted on: June 20th, 2010

HRANA – Iran’s judiciary announced that Abdolmalek Rigi, leader of the militant opposition movement Jundollah, has been executed.

Abdolmalek Rigi, 27, was the founder and leader of the People’s Resistance Movement of Iran (Jundollah). He and another member of the group were arrested last March. He was found guilty of a number of charges including of being a “mohareb” by Judge Tohidi of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court because of the organizations armed attacks. He was hung early Saturday morning in Evin prison.


13 Prisoners Executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison

Posted on: June 7th, 2010

HRANA – In the early hours of this morning, 13 prisoners were hanged in Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj.

Based on information received by HRANA, 26 death-row inmates were transferred to the Quarantine area of Ghezel Hesar prison yesterday in preparation for the enforcement of their sentences.

Attorney Mohammad Mostafaiee alerted international media about the prisoners’ transfer in an interview yesterday. He had received the news from one of his clients.

Mr. Mostafaiee announced that the majority of the 26 prisoners had previously submitted petitions for pardon to the relevant tribunals, but their requests were rejected. According to Mr. Mostafaiee, some of the prisoners had no prior criminal history.

There is currently no information about the identities of the executed prisoners or their crimes. Government media outlets have not yet reported any of the details of today’s executions.

The majority of the 26 prisoners were sentenced to execution by the general and revolutionary courts for smuggling and distribution of narcotics. According to the Statistics, Publications and Evidence unit of Human Right Activists in Iran, with today’s executions, the total number of executions in Iran for the Iranian month of Khordad (May 22-June 21) reach 31.