21 Prisoners to Be Executed in Alborz Province by Tomorrow Morning

HRANA News Agency – 15 death row prisoners of Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj have been taken to solitary confinements. Considering 6 Sunni prisoners who are scheduled to be executed tomorrow, 21 prisoners are going to be executed in Alborz Province by the next dawn.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 15 prisoners of Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj who have been sentenced to death on charges of drug dealing have been transferred to solitary confinements to be executed by tomorrow morning. Continue reading “21 Prisoners to Be Executed in Alborz Province by Tomorrow Morning”

7 prisoners hanged at Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj

HRANA News Agency – At Dawn of September 19th, 7 prisoners with drug-related offenses were executed through hanging in Ghezalhesar prison, in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), at dawn of Sunday, 19th September, 7 prisoners with drug-related offenses in Ghezalhesar prison, in Karaj, were executed by hanging in the courtyard of the prison. Continue reading “7 prisoners hanged at Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj”

Mass arrests at Qezel Hesar after the rebellion footage published

HRANA News Agency- in his interview with Fars News Agency reporter, “Asghar Jahangiri”, head of “State Prison, Security and Corrective Measures Organisation of Iran” mentioned that they have identified, pictured and published the pictures of the prisoners behind the recent riot at Qezel Hesar Prison .However, well informed sources claim that Intelligent and Security Unit of Qezel Hesar Prison initiated mass arrests at this prison to cover the riot incident and its after effects. Some of those arrested has no relation with the riot and have been arrested with no clear reason.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), mass arrests took place after the reports of the riot at Qezel Hesar Prions -in which the prisoners condemned the Death Penalty – widely published and the video of the incident went on HRANA website back in August. Consequently, Intelligent and Security Unit of prison was forced by higher authorities to initiate mass arrests among the prisoners of Units 1 and 2 at Qezel Hesar Prison and transferred them to solitary confinement. These arrests were made to terrorise and to create a state of panic amongst the prisoners who were seeking their basic human rights. Continue reading “Mass arrests at Qezel Hesar after the rebellion footage published”

Ghezelhesar Prison: 8 prisoners hanged, 4 others committed suicide

HRANA News Agency – During last week, eight prisoners were executed by hanging in Ghezalhesar prison, in Karaj, and four other death row inmates committed suicide.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on Wednesday 10th September 8 prisoners with charges of possessing and carrying drugs were executed by hanging in Karaj, Ghezalhesar prison. Continue reading “Ghezelhesar Prison: 8 prisoners hanged, 4 others committed suicide”

The footage of Ghezel Hesar Prisoners’ rebellion against death penalty

HRANA News Agency – On August 26th, 2014 a rare footage of protesting prisoners rioting against mass executions at the 2nd unit of Ghezel Hesar Prison published by HRANA news agency. The riot took place on August 17th, 2014 and finished with many causalities and injuries among protesting prisoners.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in the morning of August 17th, 2014 at least 14 death-row prisoners were transferred to the execution chamber at Ghezel Hesar Prison. This resulted in a riot by prisoners of unit 2 at this prison whom most of them are death-row prisoners. These prisoners confronted the prison security unit and demanded to suspend the executions.
Live rounds and tear gas widely were used by Qezel Hesar security and back up units which resulted in lots of injuries and at least 10 causalities.
HRANA also reported about the peaceful protest of prisoners’ families outside the prison on the same day who demanded suspension of executions. However, these protests were suppressed by NAJA using Water Cannons and led to several arrests.
Below is the mentioned footage of the incident:
Rare footage of Ghezel Hesar Prisoners’ rebellion against death penalty
 

 

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Mass execution at Ghezelhesar Prison

HRANA News Agency – About ten people were executed today at Ghezelhesar Prison altogether.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), in the morning of August 17th, 2014 more than 14 inmates from units 1 and 2 at Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj were transferred to the execution chamber at prison. However, it is not clear how many of these inmates were hanged considering the 11 space limit of execution chamber  at prison, although reports confirms the execution of  minimum 10 and maximum of  14. Continue reading “Mass execution at Ghezelhesar Prison”

16 executions including 1 public hanging, 11 prisoners hanged in 1 day

HRANA News Agency – 16 prisoners have been hanged in different prisons while 15 others have been transferred to solitary confinements to be hanged during coming days.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 11 prisoners have been hanged in Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj on April 20. Continue reading “16 executions including 1 public hanging, 11 prisoners hanged in 1 day”

An Afghani prisoner has been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – An Afghani prisoner has been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj on the unannounced charges on Tuesday March 11th.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 3 prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj were taken to the solitaries last Monday in order to be executed along with an Afghani prisoner from Ghezel Hesar Prison. Continue reading “An Afghani prisoner has been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison”

22 executions in recent 4 days

HRANA News Agency – There have been 18 prisoners hanged in different prisons during the last 24 hours.

 

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), 8 prisoners who were charged with drug trafficking were executed in Ghezel Hesar Prison yesterday morning. Continue reading “22 executions in recent 4 days”

1800 prisoners are still on hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar prison

HRANA News Agency – The strike of more than 1800 death row prisoners of Ghezelhesar prison is continuing.
 
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), some prisoners of unit two of Ghezelhesar’s prison went on hunger strike, in response to transfers of 11 prisoners to solitary confinement, on Monday, November 21 and being executed the next day. Continue reading “1800 prisoners are still on hunger strike in Ghezel Hesar prison”