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.


Two People Executed in Shirvan Prison

Posted on: June 1st, 2010

HRANA – Two men were hanged in Shirvan Prison in Northern Khorasan.


According to ISKA News, the two individuals were arrested in Northern Khorasan for smuggling six kilograms of crystal meth and were sentenced to execution by the Revolutionary Court of Shirvan.

The report did not include the name or age of either prisoner.


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.