Detained Protestor Majid-Reza Rahnavard Executed Publicly in Mashhad

On December 12, Majid-Reza Rahnavard was executed in public in Mashhad. Recently, the Mashhad Revolutionary Court sentenced Majid-Reza Rahnavard, arrested at protests, to death on the charge of “enmity against God.”

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Majid-Reza Rahnavard, age 23, was executed in Mashhad.

An informed source told HRANA the court had already determined his guilt, and he was not allowed to defend himself. Rahnavard’s trial began only ten days after his arrest.

Rahnavard has been accused of killing two Basij militia forces in Mashhad during protests. Nonetheless, the assailant’s face cannot be identified by any CCTV cameras that captured the scene.

Earlier, pro-government mobs assaulted his family’s apartment and broke doors and windows to terrorize his family.

 

Iran Protests: Mohsen Shekari Executed over Protests

Iran’s Judiciary announced the execution of Mohsen Shekari, one of the people arrested at recent protests, on Thursday morning, December 8, 2022.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mizan News Agency, on December 8, 2022, Mohsen Shekari was executed in Tehran.

Shekari was arrested at protests in Sattar Khan street in Tehran.
On November 1, 2022, the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Shekari to death on the charge of “enmity against God, terrorizing people, injuring a Basij Militia force with a cold weapon, and disturbing public order by blocking the street.”

Subsequently, this verdict was confirmed by the Supreme Court of Iran.

 

Two Inmates Executed in Yasuj and Shiraz

On December 4, 2022, two inmates were executed in Yasuj and Shiraz prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on December 4, 2022, two inmates identified as Heydar Hassani Maram and Hojjat Seifpanah were executed in Yasuj and Shiraz prisons, respectively.

Hassani was arrested and accused of drug offences and then sentenced to death four years ago.

Seifpanah was sentenced to death for killing his employer during a financial dispute.

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

Two Inmates Executed in Bandar Abbas and Ilam Prisons

On November 30, 2022, Bandar Abbas Prison officials executed an inmate convicted of drug-related crimes.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Haal Vsh, on November 30, 2022, an inmate identified as Parviz Barahooi, a resident of Zahedan, was executed in Bandar Abbas Prison.

In 2017, the Revolutionary Court of Bandar Abbas sentenced Barahooi to death for drug offences.

Also, Kurdpa reported the execution of Mehdi Lotfi in Ilam Prison on November 23, 2022. He was previously convicted of murder.
 
None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions.

Nine Inmates Executed in Different Prisons

In recent days, nine inmates convicted of murder or drug-related crimes were executed in Kashan, Zahedan, Mashhad, Isfahan, Iranshahr and Hamedan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 28, an inmate identified by his last name as Turkzadeh was executed in Hamedan Prison. He was previously convicted of murder.

Haal Vsh news outlet reported the execution of two inmates Abdolnabi Mazar-Zehi and Mohammad-Amin Omar-Zehi in Zahedan Prison. Both were convicted of drug-related crimes.

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of Mohammad-Omar Khameh in Mashhad and Abdollah Salahzehi in Iranshahr. Both were convicted of murder.

According to Iran Human Rights Organization, on November 26, an inmate identified as Keyhan Shaker-Panahi in Kashan and three inmates in Isfahan, of which two have been identified as Hossein Kheirollahi and Saheb Rasouli, were executed.

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 Torbat-e-Jam and Zahedan

On November 14, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Torbat-e-Jam Prison, Razavi Khorasan Province. Moreover, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Zahedan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, Torbat-e-Jam Prison officials executed Mohammad-Nabi Soleimani, age 31, and Abdollah Soofi.

An informed source claimed that “in June 2019, these individuals were arrested by border police while returning home with a cab. Based on false reports, the police agents arrested them without finding any drugs in the vehicle. After a few days, the police set them up with a small consignment of drugs, claiming that it belongs to them.”

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Esmail Faghirdadzehi, age 27, in Zahedan Prison on November 15. He was convicted of killing someone during a fight in 2016.
 
None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported these executions.

 

 

Iran Protests: Five Protestors Sentenced to Death

According to the judiciary’s statements, since the beginning of nationwide protests, five people arrested at protests have been sentenced to death on the charges of “enmity against God” and “spreading corruption on earth.” Moreover, several other citizens have faced the same charges, which can result in a death sentence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Mizan Online, Judiciary media centre, five protestors have been sentenced to death.

Although the judicial officials did not disclose these individuals’ identities, based on previous reports obtained about ongoing legal cases in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court, two of these five people are likely Mohammad Borooghani and Mohammad Ghobadlu.

The judicial authorities claimed that one of these individuals ran over a police/security agent in a car leading to his death, and the second injured a police agent. The third detainee has been accused of “closing the roads, creating terror and damaging public property.”
 
At least nine other individuals have faced the same charges in Alborz and Tehran Provinces.

 

 

Inmate Executed in Mashhad

On November 16, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, Mashhad Central Prison officials executed an inmate identified as Shahab (last name unknown), age 46.
 
Four years ago, he was arrested and sentenced to death by the Criminal Court of Razavi Khorasan Province. 

Four inmates Executed in Shiraz and Zahedan

On November 12, 2022, Adel-Abad Prison’s officials executed an inmate convicted of drug-related crimes.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 12, 2022, an unidentified inmate was executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.
 

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of three inmates in Zahedan Prison on November 13. They have been identified as Emam Bakhsh Narooi, Mohsen Anshini, age 24, and Vali Roodini. In 2020, there were arrested for drug offences.

 

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

 

Seven Inmates Executed in Arak and Zahedan

On November 6, 2022, Arak Prison’s officials executed five inmates convicted of drug-related crimes.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on November 6, 2022, five unidentified men were executed in Arak Prison.

Haal Vsh also reported the execution of two inmates, convicted of murder, identified as Shoaib Askani and Eshagh Askani, in Zahedan Prison on November 8.

The executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.