Dozens of Sunni Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: 2nd August, 2016
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Abdolrahman Sangani

HRANA News Agency – Dozens of Sunni prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. The families confirmed that they had seen the corpses of these prisoners in Kahrizak forensics.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least 36 Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison had been handcuffed, shackled, blindfolded and taken to solitary confinements to be executed.

Close sources to the families of these prisoners told HRANA’s reporter: “The Intelligence Ministry told them in a phone call to go to Kahrizak forensics to receive the corpses.”

According to the latest reports received by HRANA, ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison is totally empty of prisoners. Unofficial statistics indicate the execution of between 11 to 29 prisoners, however HRANA has not been able to confirm the exact number yet.

The cases of at least 7 of these prisoners are still in the primary stage and their sentences cannot be executed before the end of trial procedures.

Kave Veisi, Behrouz Shahnazari, Taleb Maleki, Shahram Ahmadi, Kave Sharifi, Arash Sharifi, Varya Ghaderifard, Keyvan Momenifard, Barzan Nasrollahzade, Alem Barmashti, Pourya Mohammadi, Ahmad Nasiri, Edris Nemati, Farzad Honarju, Seyed Shahu Ebrahimi, Mohammad Yavar Rahimi, Bahman Rahimi, Mokhtar Rahimi, Mohammad Gharibi, Farshid Naseri, Mohammad Keyvan Karimi, Amjad Salehi, Omid Peyvand, Ali Mojahedi, Hekmat Sharifi, Omar Abdollahi, Omid Mahmudi, Abdolrahman Sangani and Seyed Jamal Seyed Musavi are the 29 Sunni prisoners whose sentences have been sent to the executive branch.

The other 7 prisoners whose cases are still in the primary stage are: Ghasem Abeste, Davud Abdollahi, Kamran Sheykhe, Khosro Besharat, Ayub Karimi, Anvar Khezri and Farhad Salimi.

Kave Sharifi, one of the death row prisoners had been taken to the hospital after suffering a heart attack but was transferred back to the quarantine of the prison and then to the solitary confinement.

The families of 21 prisoners were summoned to the prison last night to have the last visit with their loves ones.

The yard of the ward had been closed since yesterday morning.

This unexampled raid to ward just some days after airing the confessions of some of these prisoners increases the probability of some prisoners’ execution in coming days.

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