Mass Execution of 22 Prisoners in Evin

HRANA News Agency – On Tuesday, January 3, 2012, twenty two prisoners were hanged in Evin on drug related charges.  These prisoners were transferred from Ghazal Hesar Prison on Saturday and Sunday and locked up in solitary confinement in Evin Prison in preparation for the executions.

According to a report published on the website of Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran, the following individuals are some of the prisoners known to have been hanged yesterday:

 

  1. Gholam Reza Farogh Zehe – 28 years old, an Afghani citizen
  2. Ali Reza Javid Shirazi – 38 years old, in prison for nearly 20 months in Ghazal Hesar
  3. Aziz Shekari – 24 years old, in prison for nearly 20 months in Ghazal Hesar, sentenced to death for possessing 20 grams of narcotics.
  4. Mohsen Kakavand – 32 years old, in prison for nearly 2 years in Ghazal Hesar
  5. Hassan Panahi – 45 years old, in prison for 2 years
  6. Mahmoud Kermani
  7. Yadollah Mohammadi – 40 years old, in prison for nearly 3 years
  8. Abdolraof Brohi – 40 years old, in prison for 3 years
  9. Asghar Shiek Sotodeh
  10. Abdolhamid Dahmordeh
  11. Saeed Reza Zadeh – 26 years old, in prison for nearly 15 months
  12. Mohammad Darvishi – 27 years old, in prison for 3 years


According to this report, the families of those executed went to Evin Prison today in order to pick up their loved ones’ bodies but were referred to Kahrizak morgue where the corpses are being kept.

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