Two Prisoners Executed in Yazd Central Prison

On Sunday, July 25, Sohrab Heydari and Amir Heydari were executed in Yazd Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights (IHR), the two inmates were executed on drug-related charges.

Sohrab and Amir were cousins, according to informed sources, and had been in prison for four years on charges of carrying 200 kilograms of crystal meth.

Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.

One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death.

According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.

The execution of these two prisoners has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources as of this writing.

3 Prisoners Live in Limbo in Prison of Sanandaj

HRANA News Agency – Three prisoners with drug and criminal charges in Sanandaj Central Prison still face the prolongation of the proceedings, despite years of waiting and changes in requirements in their cases. The prisoners are protesting against this situation.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), three prisoners at the central prison of Sanandaj have been deprived of their human rights and legal rights, due to prolongation of proceedings for years and they are protesting against the current situation and calling on the judicial body to pay attention to their inhumane conditions. Continue reading “3 Prisoners Live in Limbo in Prison of Sanandaj”