Seven Death Row Sunni Prisoners Awaiting New Trial

Posted on: February 13th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – Seven Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj who had formerly been sentenced to death by the Supreme Court, are still in a state of uncertainty on the eve of the ninth year of their imprisonment.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), seven Sunni prisoners, including Davoud Abdollahi, Kamran Sheikheh, Farhad Salimi, Anvar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat, Qasim Abesteh, and Ayoub Karimi, are detained since December 7, 2009 and were sentenced to death by judge Moghiseh of Branch no. 28 of the Revolutionary Court, in March of 2015. The sentences were not approved by Judge Razini in the Supreme Court; however, after eight years of imprisonment, they remain in a state of uncertainty. (more…)

3 Sunni Prisoners on Trial in Urmia

Posted on: December 2nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – Anvar Khezri, Kamran Shikhe and Khosro Besharat three Sunni prisoners who have been jailed since 2009 and their death sentences were rejected by the Supreme Court in 2016, were transferred to Urmia prison from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj to be tried again.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Anvar Khezri, Kamran Shikhe and Khosro Besharat three Sunni prisoners who along with Davood Abdollahi, Farhad Salimi, Ghasem Abbeste and Ayoub Karimi have been jailed since December 7, 2009, were transferred to Urmia prison from Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. (more…)

The List of Death Row Prisoners Charged with Muharebeh

Posted on: February 22nd, 2017

HRANA News Agency – The prisoners who have been convicted on charges of Muharebeh under the old law, have the possibility of a retrial, commutation of their sentences or being released, with regard to the changes on these kinds of charges in the IPC. At the moment, dozens of prisoners, including at least twenty-four male prisoners in Iran prisons have been sentenced to death on charge Muharebeh. The current below is the sixth list of the series of “Prisoners accused of Muharebeh” about these 24 imprisoned men.

According to the report of the Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), there are at least twenty four male death row prisoners who have been charged with Muharebeh, in different ways, are being held in Iran prisons. These prisoners can apply for a judicial review, due to the changes in the Islamic Penal Code in 2013. (more…)

Dozens of Sunni Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj; Additional Information

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Lack of transparency of Iranian judiciary has caused a confusion about the fate of death row Sunni prisoners who had been taken to solitary confinements on Monday. In the newest remarks, the Attorney General has declared the number of executed prisoners to be 20. Such a high number of executions is in itself rare.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), after 36 death row Sunni prisoners were taken unexpectedly to solitary confinements of Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, the families of at least 21 of them were summoned to the prison for the last visit. However none of them managed to show up in the prison because of long distances and abnormal rush in carrying out the executions. (more…)

Death Row Sunni Prisoners Beaten by Prison Guards in Solitary Confinements

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Some minutes ago, the Sunni death row prisoners who are being kept in the IRGC’s solitary confinements in Rajai Shahr Prison after learning about the mass-executions of their fellows began to protest. They were beaten by the prison guard as they were handcuffed and shackled. Other Sunni prisoners in hall 7 have gone on hunger strike. The warning alarm is to be heard in the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 10 to 29 of 36 Sunni prisoners who had been transferred to IRGC’s solitary confinements in Rajai Shahr Prison were executed this morning. (more…)

Sunni Prisoners Go on Hunger Strike in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – The Sunni prisoners of hall 7 of ward 21 of Rajai Shahr prison have gone on hunger strike in protest at mass-execution of Sunni prisoners which occurred today morning.

The situation in Rajai Shahr Prison is very tense.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the Sunni prisoners of hall 7 of ward 21 of Rajai Shahr Prison have gone on hunger strike “to protest at executing their friends and expressing their condolences to the families of the executed prisoners.” (more…)

Dozens of Sunni Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Dozens of Sunni prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. The families confirmed that they had seen the corpses of these prisoners in Kahrizak forensics.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), at least 36 Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison had been handcuffed, shackled, blindfolded and taken to solitary confinements to be executed. (more…)

36 Sunni Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinements to be Executed

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Last night, in an unexampled raid, 36 Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison were handcuffed, shackled and blindfolded by the prison guard and taken to solitary confinements. The families of at least 21 prisoners have been summoned to the prison to have their last visit before the executions.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at least 36 Sunni death row prisoners of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison have been taken to solitary confinements to be executed. (more…)

7 Sunni Prisoners Sentenced to Death by the Revolutionary Court

Posted on: June 14th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – On May 25, 2016, the death sentences of seven Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison was notified to them. This verdict was issued by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court headed by judge Moghiseh.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Davood Abdollahi, Kamran Sheikhi, Farhad Salimi, Anvar Khezri, Khosrow Besharat, Ghasem Abesteh and Ayoub Karimi, are the seven Sunnis prisoners who were detained since December 7, 2009 and have been sentenced to death. (more…)

A Short Report about the Situation of Sunni Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Posted on: March 28th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – There are more than 70 Sunni prisoners kept in Rajaei Shahr prison with political-security charges, 42 of whom are imprisoned with the sentences between 5 to 20 years and are being kept in hall number 21 of ward number 7, and at least 30 prisoners with death sentences who are kept in hall number 10 of ward 4 of the prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), more than 70 Sunni prisoners are kept in Rajaei Shahr prison with security and political allegations and have received their sentences under sacrilege charge. These prisoners are usually residents of western parts of Iran and are kept kilometers far from their hometown. (more…)