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At Least 5 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj

Posted on: 23rd February, 2018
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Amir Abbas Ardestani Rajai-Shahr Prison in Karaj, Tehran, Iran

HRANA News Agency – A group of prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on December 20, 2017. HRANA had estimated their number to be at least four inmates in the previous reports, however, after more investigation, it was revealed that in addition to the previous four prisoners, at least one other prisoner was executed at the same time and place.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at least five prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. The main charge of the executed prisoners was murder and all had been sentenced to death.

HRANA had previously referred to four prisoners who were executed; however, it has been known by receiving more documents and information that at least one other prisoner, Muslim Mohammadi, was executed along with four other prisoners.

A close source to Muslim Mohammadi confirmed this and explained in a conversation with HRANA’s reporter that he was a resident of Qarchak of Varamin, and he was in jail on charge of armed robbery since one year ago.

The source close to Mr. Mohammadi added that “Muslim had been jailed for drug crimes two years ago. He was acquitted and released but he was arrested again last year on charge of armed robbery and sentenced to death very quickly, and he was transferred to the solitary confinement on December 12, 2017 while it was unbelievable and then was executed along with other prisoners in Rajai shahr prison in Karaj on December 20, 2017.”

The prisoner had been transferred to solitary confinement on December 12, 2017 and had spent more time in solitary confinement in comparison with other prisoners who had been transferred to the solitary confinement on December 18 and 17.

It should be recalled that HRANA had previously reported that at least four inmates, Nima Esmaeilian, Hamid Abdollahi, Mustafa Charduli and Amir Abbas Ardestani whose victims’ parents refused to forgive them, were executed in the presence of the prosecutor, the head of prison and other officials on December 20, 2017. According to additional information, “Muslim Mohammadi” should also be added to the list as the fifth executed prisoner.

Except the execution of “Nima Esmaeilian” who was charged with murder of a police officer, the execution of other prisoners has not been informed by the authorities and media so far.

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