Execution of Inmate in Bam Prison

On Tuesday, October 10, Bam Prison in Kerman province bore witness to the execution of an inmate convicted of murder.

The inmate has been identified as Hossein Alizadeh, aged 30, originally from Iranshahr, according to Haal Vsh.

Alizadeh had been sentenced to death a decade ago. Two days prior to his execution, he was transferred to the quarantine section of the prison.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October 10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.

Two Inmates Executed in Bam Prison for Drug-Related Charges

On August 13, the Bam Prison officials carried out the execution of two inmates found guilty of drug-related offenses.

HRANA has identified one of them as Hamed Jamshidi.

Despite the occurrence of these executions, no official statements from governmental sources or national media channels within the country have shed light on these incidents.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran documented a total of 457 cases involving the death penalty. Among these cases, approximately 43% were associated with drug-related convictions.

Prisoner Dies in Bam Prison for Delayed Medical Care

On August 9, 2022, an inmate died in Bam Prison due to delayed medical care and transfer to the hospital.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Haal Vsh, on August 9, 2022, a prisoner died in Bam Prison after the prison official’s procrastination in sending the inmate to the hospital.

The inmate has been identified as Ahmad Kurd, age 52, a resident of Zahedan.

Eight years ago, he was sentenced to death for drug-related crimes, which was commuted to life imprisonment.

 

14 Prisoners Executed in a Single Day in Iran

HRANA News Agency – On Monday 16th February, 14 prisoners were executed in Central Prison of Urmia, Vakil Abad prison in Mashhad, Bam prison, and Central Prison of Bandar Abbas.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), in the morning of Monday 16th February, 6 prisoners with drug related charges were executed by hanging in Bam prison. Continue reading “14 Prisoners Executed in a Single Day in Iran”

Executions of 5 Prisoners in Bam Prison Postponed for a Week

HRANA News Agency – Execution of 5 prisoners, who were charged with drug related crimes and were sentenced to death, has been postponed for one week in Bam prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on Saturday 3rd January, 5 prisoners in Bam prison, who were charged with drug related crime and were sentenced to death, were transferred to solitary confinement so that on Sunday their sentences would be carried out. Continue reading “Executions of 5 Prisoners in Bam Prison Postponed for a Week”

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