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More Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed in Karaj

Posted on: 15th April, 2015
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Ahmad Malekizadeh

HRANA News Agency – A number of families of prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Rajai Shahr prison and Qezelhesar, in Karaj, were called for their last visit with prisoners on Monday.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), these prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement since last Monday, in Karaj central prison, Rajai Shahr prison and Qezalhesar, and 8 of them were executed in Karaj central prison and the others are still waiting for execution.

Central broadcaster Unit, IRIB News, associated with National TV and Radio has confirmed the execution of 8 prisoners in Karaj central prison, however, the exact number of those who are supposed to be executed next is unclear.

However, HRANA has got the name and identity of 5 prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Rajai Shahr prison, although they are more than 5. These 5 prisoners are; Mansoor Gholamzadeh, Reza Ghorbani, Mahmood Maleki, Ahmad Malekizadeh and Hamid Farajloo, who are now in solitary confinements in ward 5 of Rajai Shahr waiting for execution.

The Brother of one of these prisoners, in a conversation, told HRANA’s reporter, he believes that they are 14 prisoners: “My family has been asked to go to prison for the last visit and about along with my family 14 other families had gone to Karaj Court and prison and are now wandering in front of the prison.”

Some of these families are likely to be families of prisoners who have been sentenced to death in Qezelhesar Prison. According to HRANA’s received reports, some of them have been transferred to solitary confinement, but the exact number and their identity remains unclear.

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