18-Year-Old Mehdi Mohammadi-Fard Sentenced to Death over Protests

The Revolutionary Court of Sari sentenced Mehdi Mohammadi-Fard to death on the charges of “spreading corruption on earth” and “enmity against God (Moharebeh).” He was previously arrested at protests in Nowshahr.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Mehdi Mohammadi-Fard, age 18, was sentenced to death (two times for two counts).

Along with this death sentence, Mohammadi-Fard received six months for “propaganda against the regime,” two years for “inciting people to murder and disrupt national security,” and one year for “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran.”

According to a report obtained by HRANA, Mohammadi-Fard has been denied the right to choose his lawyer. Also, an informed source told HRANA that all his confessions had been extracted under torture and ill-treatment.

Mohammadi-Fard was arrested at protests on September 30, 2022, in Nowshahr.

HRANA has detailed the legal cases of 58 citizens sentenced to death or under the impending threat of death sentence over protests. Read this report here.

 

 

 

Two Inmates Executed in Rajai-Shahr Prison

On December 29, 2022, Rajai-Shahr Prison officials executed two inmates convicted of murder.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on December 29, 2022, two co-defendants of a murder case, Hamidreza Nejati and Mohsen Nejati, were executed in Rajai-Shahr Prison.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, two of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.

 

 

Four Inmates Executed in Karaj and Shiraz

On December 28, 2022, three inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj. Also, on the same day, an inmate previously convicted of murder was executed in Adel-Abad Prison, Shiraz.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, three men, of which two have been identified by HRANA as Davood Yousefi and Ebrahim Ajalli, were executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

Iran Human Rights Organization also reported the execution of an Afghan national Davood Rahmat-Ali in Adel-Abad Prison on the same day. Three years ago, Rahmat-Ali was arrested and sentenced to death for murder and carrying illegal weapons.  

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.

Three Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad Prison

On Thursday, December 22, 2022, Adel-Abad Prison officials executed three inmates convicted of rape.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting IRNA, on December 22, 2022, three inmates were executed in Adel-Abad Prison, Shiraz.

The Chief Justice of Fars Province stated that the executed prisoners were convicted of raping women in a park in Shiraz last year.

The report did not reveal these individuals’ identities.

 

Six Inmates Executed in Rajai-Shahr and Qazvin Prisons

Five inmates in Rajai-Shahr Prison and one in Qazvin Prison were executed.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on December 14, 2022, Rajai-Shahr Prison officials executed five inmates convicted of murder.

HRANA is working on identifying these individuals.

Also, Kurdpa reported the execution of an inmate identified as Yousef Mirza-Beigi in Qazvin Prison on December 15. He was previously convicted of murder.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

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Three Inmates Executed in Rasht and Karaj

On December 15, 2022, three inmates convicted of murder and drug-related crimes were executed in Lakan Prison in Rasht and the Central Prison of Karaj.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on December 15, 2022, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, Hassan Amini and Amir Abbasi were executed in Lakan Prison, Rasht, Gilan Province.

These individuals were previously sentenced to death for murder.

Also, an Afghan national identified as Reza Tajik convicted of drug-related crimes was executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

 

Five Inmates Executed in Gorgan and Rasht

Recently, five prisoners convicted of murder were executed in Gorgan and Rasht Prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on December 13, 2022, Payam Nourollahi, age 33, was executed in Gorgan Prison.

About three years ago, Nourollahi was accused and convicted of killing a Basij Militia force’s son over personal issues.

Also, the execution of two men in Rasht on November 17, 2021, has been reported. These individuals, identified as Abbas Abdollahi and Fariborz Shahbazi, were previously convicted of murder.

On December 1, 2022, two other inmates, Majid Mehdi-Pour and Masoud Effati were executed in Rasht.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

Five Inmates Executed in Arak Prison

On December 12, five inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Arak Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Arak prison officials executed five prisoners.

HRANA has identified three of these executed prisoners as Mohammad Imani, Ehsan Naseri and Mostafa Kashi. All these individuals were previously convicted of drug offences.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.

 

Five Protestors Awaiting Looming Execution in the Central Prison of Karaj

Recently, the Karaj Revolutionary Court sentenced five people arrested at protests to death. These death-row prisoners, Mohammad-Mehdi Karami, Seyyed Mohammad Hosseini, Hamid Ghara-Hasanlu and Hossein Mohammadi, are currently jailed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

About incidents that happened during protests on the 40th day of Hadith Najafi’s death, these individuals were arrested and faced the charge of “spreading corruption on earth” and then sentenced to death.

Initially, the Judiciary mentioned eleven co-defendants in this legal case. Later, however, Mizan, Judiciary’s official media, mentioned 15 people. In the third court session, Hossein Mohammadi was added to the defendants, raising the number to 16.

During the trial, none of the defendants did not access to a private lawyer. They have been also reportedly tortured to confess and accept the charges.

 

Three Inmate Executed in Qazvin and Maku

On Monday, December 12, 2022, Qazvin prison officials carried out the execution of two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes. Also, an inmate convicted of murder was executed on December 8 in Maku, West Azerbaijan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on December 8, an inmate identified by HRANA as Shayan Hassanpour (Hassanzadeh), age 23-24, was executed in Maku Prison.

Iran Human Rights Organization also reported that on December 12, two inmates, identified as Abbas Hosseini and Ali Seyyedkhani, were executed in Qazvin Prison.

These individuals, reportedly, were arrested and sentenced to death three years ago. They were executed despite the court’s promise that their execution would not be carried out.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions at the time of writing.