Two Inmates Executed in Qezel Hesar Prison

On Wednesday, September 27, Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj carried out the execution of two inmates who had been convicted of murder, as reported by Javan Online.

One of the individuals, identified as Ali Najafi by HRANA, had been accused and convicted two years ago of the murder of a conscript known as Abdoljabbar Makhtoom-Nejad. His sentence ultimately led to his execution.

The second inmate, whose first name was disclosed as Bahram by Etemad Online, was found guilty of a heinous crime involving an acid attack that resulted in the death of a woman.

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.

HRW Calls For Release Of Jailed Iranian Teachers

HRANA News Agency – Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Iranian authorities to immediately free seven jailed teachers and to end the harassment of dozens of others.

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities should immediately free seven teachers who are behind bars solely for speaking out against the government. Iran should also end harassment of dozens of others teachers who are facing charges or who have already served time in prison on national-security-related charges. Human Rights Watch issued the call on World Teachers Day as part of a joint campaign initiated by Iranian and other international rights groups to highlight the plight of teachers who criticize the government.

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