Seven Prisoners Hanged in Rajai-Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Seven prisoners were hanged early this morning in Rajai-Shahr Prison.In recent days, these individuals had been transferred from Ghazel Hesar Prison to solitary confinement in Ward 1 of Rajai-Shahr Prison.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists for Democracy in Iran, on Thursday, September 15, 2011, seven prisoners were transferred from Ward 2 in Ghazel Hesar Prison to Ward 1 of Rajai-Shahr Prison.Since then, they have been waiting for their execution orders to be carried out.On Sunday, September 18, 2011, these seven prisoners were hanged in Rajai-Shahr Prison.

Charges and details of legal proceedings against these prisoners have not been mentioned in the report, and Iranian judicial authorities have been silent regarding these hangings.

On Saturday, September 17, 2011, twenty other prisoners awaiting execution met with their families in Evin Prison.These prisoners were transferred from Ward 2 in Ghazel Hesar Prison to isolation cells in Evin Prison last week.