11 Sunni Prisoners Are Still at the Risk of Execution

Posted on: August 26th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – After the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, fears and concerns about the fate of other prisoners in the prison with the similar charges and cases have increased. Among the death row prisoners of “Tohid and Jahad” case, only two prisoners, including a juvenile offender have survived from recent mass-executions of Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. Due to unprecedented and unexpected recent mass-executions of Sunni prisoners they spend their days in fear of a similar death along 50 Sunni prisoners in the prison, 9 of whom have also been sentenced to death.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after mass-executions of Sunni prisoners at Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj on August 1 only 20 of the executions were officially confirmed. (more…)