Number of Executed Prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison Rose to 11

Posted on: October 4th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – By revealing the fate of the other two prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinements and verification of their death sentences, the number of executed prisoners on September 28 in Karaj rose to 11. Accordingly, the three others prisoners of 14 prisoners who had been transferred to solitary confinements returned to their wards by the deadline or consent of the next of kin.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), by the approval of the execution of two other prisoners, the number of executed prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj rose to 11. (more…)

At Least 9 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: October 3rd, 2016

HRANA News Agency – 9 prisoners with drug smuggling, armed robbery, and homicide charges were hanged in Rajaei Shahr prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on September 28, 5 prisoners with homicide, two others with drugs, and two with armed robbery charges were executed in Rajaei Shahr prison of Karaj. (more…)

A Prisoner Committed Suicide in Ghezel Hesar Prison

Posted on: September 20th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Due to the stress and psychological pressure, Hadi Haj Mohammadi, prisoner of unit 2 of Ghezel Hesar prison committed suicide and died in Loghman hospital.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), Hadi Haj Mohammadi son of Abdolfatah, committed suicide and died in Loghman hospital on the night of September 11. (more…)

Additional Information on the Latest Executions in Ghezel Hesar Prison

Posted on: July 29th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – 11 death row prisoners who had been transferred from different prisons to solitary confinements in Ghezelhesar prison were executed by hanging on July 17. Two of them were executed in public and 9 of these prisoners were executed in Ghezelhesar prison. 7 of them have been identified by HRANA so far.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 11 prisoners from different prisons including 4 from Central Prison of Karaj, 4 from Great Prison of Tehran, 1 from Ghezelhesar prison, 1 from Rajaei Shahr and one female prison from an unknown location had been transferred to solitary confinements of Ghezelhesar prison for execution. (more…)

11 Prisoners Executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison

Posted on: July 29th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – Death sentences of at least 11 prisoners from various prisons who had been transferred to the solitary confinements of Gezelhesar Prison were executed. One of those prisoners was a woman. HRANA has been able to obtain the identities of two of them so far. Two of the detainees were executed separately in the public.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), 9 prisoners were executed in Ghezelhesar prison and two were hanged in public. (more…)

An Interview with the Mother of a Death Row Prisoner

Posted on: March 8th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – “I am ready to give my life to stop the execution”, this sentence was repeated during the interview many times. “I got 10 years older during past three years, his sister is suffering from depression, everything in life has changed, if my son had died in Halabcheh or died in an accident, it would not be this much painful. Execution is not just a person’s death, it is the death of a family, the death of honor and it makes people shameful”.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hadi is one of 100s of prisoners who have been sentenced to death for crimes related to drugs. His sentence has been confirmed in January and was sent to the bureau of execution of sentences. Hadi is waiting every minute that the sirens call his name to say goodbye to his friends for the last time. (more…)

At Least 5 Prisoners Hanged in Ghezel Hesar Prison

Posted on: June 19th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – At Least 5 prisoners have been executed in Ghezelhesar Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the death sentences of at least 5 prisoners with drug related charges who had been transferred to solitary confinement, has been performed, on Wednesday June 10. (more…)

Second Video Footage of the Last Moments of Death Row prisoners before Going to Gallows

Posted on: June 16th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The following video footage shows the last moments of 2 death row prisoners in the public ward of Ghezel Hesar Prison before going to gallows. During the recent one month more than 50 prisoners have been hanged in Ghezel Hesar Prison.

The obvious calmness of the prisoners in this footage is the other face of the social indifference towards the mass and hidden executions. The goal of revealing this footage is to attract the attention of the civil society and media to the matter of executions. (more…)

Video Footage of the Last Moments of Prisoners before Being Taken to Gallows

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The video footage that you can watch here shows the last farewell of Farzad Tahai and Amin Babai, two prisoners who were executed on June 1st in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj. HRANA published this footage to draw the attentions to the matter of death penalty and precisely to the execution of prisoners with drug related charges in Iran.

During the recent months the rate of the mass executions and sometimes public executions has increased although the Iranian officials had told that they were going to consider the matter of eliminating death penalty on drug related charges in a bill in the parliament in April. (more…)