Five Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Five Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)-On May 3, 2023, five inmates convicted of murder were executed in Rajai Shahr prison, Karaj.

Etemad newspaper reported that an inmate identified as S. Saleh Bidmeshki was executed for assisting in murder in Rajai Shahr Prison, On July 2, 2018, this man assisted in killing fellow-prisoner Vahid Moradi. His death was confirmed by Supreme Court after being two times revoked. Another inmate who had been sentenced to death for this homicide was spared from execution after paying restitution payment and receiving consent from Moradi’s family.

Another executed inmate has been identified as Hossein (last name unknown). On May 24, 2019, he shot a young man dead during a group fight and wounded the victim’s father.

The third executed inmate had been convicted of murder in Tehran 12 years ago. The fourth inmate has killed his family members and his father-in-law. The report did not provide any information about the fifth inmate.

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.




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