On March 17, 2023, political prisoner Mohyeddin Ebrahimi, a resident of Oshnavieh County, was executed in Urmia Prison. This prison official also carried out the execution of five other inmates convicted of drug-related crimes.
Last Wednesday, March 15, prison officials transferred him to solitary confinement as a routine procedure for carrying out the execution.
On October 23, 2017, Ebrahimi was arrested at the border area adjacent to Iraq for allegedly carrying alcoholic beverages. During the arrest, he was injured by shooting three times in the foot.
On September 23, 2018, branch 2 of Urmia Revolutionary Court, presided by Judge Ali Sheikhlou, was sentenced to death for “collaboration with one of the anti-regime political parties.” The Supreme Court overturned this verdict and returned the case to the same branch of the Revolutionary Court for review. This court branch sentenced him again to death, and this time, the verdict was confirmed by the Supreme Court.
Moreover, five inmates, including a woman, all convicted of drug-related crimes, were executed in this prison. HRANA has identified these individuals as Yasin Rashidi, Asha (Foroohar) Abbasnejad, Jahanbakhsh Radlooie, Mohammad Ayoubian and Nasrin (female-last name unknown).