Five Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad and Dastgerd Prisons

On Thursday, May 12, 2022, an inmate who was convicted of murder was executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan. On another occasion, the execution of four inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz on Sunday, May 14. 

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, on Thursday, May 12, 2022, the execution of an inmate identified as Hossein Fartash was carried out in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan.

According to an informed source: “Hossein Fartash was a 40-year-old welder who was arrested for killing someone over honor issues and later sentenced to death.”

Moreover, on Sunday, May 14, four inmates identified as Ali Pajmordeh, held in the youth ward, Abbas Pajmordeh, Mohammad Gholamhoseini and Ali Hosien-Panah were executed in Adel-Abad Prison.

According to an informed source, Abbas Pajmordeh, Ali Pajmordeh’s uncle, was arrested for smuggling drugs and carrying illegal guns and was jailed for five years.

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Two Inmates Executed in Isfahan

On Wednesday, April 27, 2022, two inmates who had been convicted for drug-related crimes were executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, two inmates identified as Fakhreddin Waledi, Aged 40 and Hossein Joushan, age 37, were executed in Dastgerd Prison.

In this report, an informed source stated, “Fakhreddin Waledi was arrested four years ago and sentenced to death. Hossein Joushan is a father of a six-year-old child. Five years ago, he was arrested and accused of smuggling crystal meth. Subsequently, he was sentenced to death. In the trial, he denied the allegations and insisted that the drug belonged to someone else who ran away after his arrest.”

None of these executions have been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Three Inmates Executed in Karaj and Isfahan

On Monday morning, April 11, 2022, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in the Central Prison of Karaj City. Also, on February 14, 2022, the execution of two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes in Dastgerd Prison has been reported.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Parsineh News, on Monday, April 11, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in the Central Prison of Karaj.

Reportedly, in 2013, the inmate was identified with the first name Golmohammad was accused and subsequently confessed to the murder of a man.

The inmate had previously confessed to the murder of a man who had harassed his daughter. 

Since the victim’s family remained unknown, the case was on hold for six years until Branch 1 of the Criminal Court of Alborz began the trial. In the trial, the defendant was found guilty and sentenced to death.

Also, Iran Human Rights reports that on February 14, 2022, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Dastgerd PrIson in Isfahan. These inmates have been identified as Hamid Rastegar, age 34, and Gholamreza Paki, age 45.

According to an informed source in this report, five years ago Gholamreza Paki was arrested for smuggling 100 kilos of methamphetamine and subsequently was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court. He was married and the father of a nine-year-old child.

None of the executions has been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Four Inmates Executed in Arak Prison

On Sunday morning, March 27, 2022, four inmates convicted previously of drug-related crimes were executed in Arak Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Sunday morning, March 27, 2022, four inmates of Arak Prison identified as Feizollah Nourollahi, Ahmad Nouri, Hamid Goodarzian and Mohammad Najari were executed.

All the executed inmates had been convicted of drug-related crimes.

None of the executions has been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-Related Crimes

On Monday, March 14, 2022, an inmate who had been previously convicted for drug-related crimes was executed in Urmia prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, On Monday, March 14, 2022, an inmate identified as Ebrahim Nasirkhah, who is approximately 45 years old, was executed in Urmia Prison. One day before the execution, he was sent to solitary confinement.

According to an informed source, this inmate had been jailed for three years. He was taken to be executed twice, but each time the execution was halted for unknown reasons.

This execution has not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran at the time of writing.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

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Inmate Executed in Khash Prison

On Saturday morning, March 12, 2022, an inmate who had been previously convicted for murder was executed in Khash prison located in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, on Saturday, March 12, 2022, the execution of an inmate identified as Alam Yarahmadzehi, age 48, was carried out in Khash prison.

Yarahmadzehi was accused and convicted of murder during 2010. He was relocated to the quarantine section of the prison the day before as a routine procedure while awaiting execution.

This execution has not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran so far.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2021 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

 

Two Inmates Executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons

Two inmates were recently executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, in two separate cases, Emrahim Narooie and Heydar Gholjaie, both residents of Zahedan County, were executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons respectively. They had been sentenced to death on drug-related charges.

On Sunday, November 28,  Narooie was executed in Mashhad Prison. Gholjaie was executed in Kerman Prison on Thursday, November 25.

Reportedly, Heydar Gholjaie visited his family before his execution. In 2018, he was arrested at a checkpoint on the road connecting Bam City to Kerman for carrying drugs. Since then he had been jailed in Kerman Prison.

The most recent report of the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities have not publicly announced over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are dubbed as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Official sources and news outlets inside Iran have not reported on these executions as of this writing.

 

 

Inmate Executed in Shiraz Central Prison

On Tuesday, November 2, an inmate who had been previously convicted of murder was executed in Shiraz Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank news outlet, 23-year-old Mohammad Raisi was a resident of a village in Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

“Last night, Mohammad called his family to tell them that he has been transferred to the quarantine section of the prison,” an informed source was quoted as saying in the report. “This morning, his family came to Shiraz to receive his body from prison officials, but they were referred to a hospital mortuary.”

The most recent report of the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Raisi’s execution has not been reported by official sources in Iran as of this writing.

 

Supreme Court Confirms Shaker Behrouz’s Death Sentence Despite Evidence Pointing Towards His Innocence

Branch 31 of the Supreme Court of Iran recently confirmed the death sentence of political prisoner Shaker Behrouz, who is currently being held in Urmia Prison, despite a strong alibi pointing to his innocence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Branch 31 of the Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence of 33-year-old Shaker Behrouz last Tuesday, October 5. The verdict was confirmed in spite of the alibi statements of 12 witnesses, all of whose testimonies the court refused to hear.

The indictment alleges that Behrouz murdered a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

According to an informed source, security agents threatened the victim’s family’s, who was an IRGC member, to cut their allowance from the Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs, if they refused to accuse Behrouz.

Another informed source close to the victim’s family also said that the family does not believe he is guilty and are ready to testify to his innocence.

Twelve eye-witnesses signed a statement expressing their readiness to testify that Mr. Behrouz was in his shop when the crime was committed. Despite all the above, the court convicted the defendant without the presence of the family as accusers and hearing of eye-witnesses.

 

 

Inmate Yasin Abdollahi Executed in Zahedan Prison

Early Wednesday, September 29, inmate Yasin Abdollahi was executed in Zahedan Prison after nine years of imprisonment.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Abdollahi had previously been convicted of murder and sentenced to death. On Monday, 27 September, he was transferred to a solitary confinement cell in Zahedan Prison, where he was held until the execution took place.

Iran has the highest execution rate per capita in the world, according to international organizations. As The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reports, in the period between 1 January 2020 and 20 December 2020, at least 236 people were executed and  95 people were sentenced to death.

Two of the executed were underage and one was carried out in public. As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce 72% of carried-out executions, dubbed as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

At the time of writing, this execution has not been announced by Iranian media and official sources.