4 Executed Sunni Prisoners Explain Their Cases / Video Footage

Posted on: August 7th, 2016

HRANA News Agency – At least 20 Sunni prisoners were executed by hanging in Rajaei Shahr prison, all of whom were charged with membership or cooperation with Tohid and Jihad group. These prisoners were arrested about 8 years ago. Jahangir Dehghani, Jamshid Dehghani, Kamal Moulayi and Hamed Ahmadi were four prisoners that had a chance to publish what their case was made of and what they were accused of. HRANA had published this video in 2013, but due to importance of clarification about the process of these cases, we publish this video again.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), on August 4, the Intelligence Ministry published a statement about the case that is famous as Tohid and Jihad and by giving some explanations accused them to have ties with terrorist activities. This ministry stated that the number of arrested members of this group is more than 100. (more…)

The Families of Sunni Prisoners Prohibited from Burring Them

Posted on: March 12th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – After the execution of six Sunni prisoners, their bodies were not given to their families some of whom had traveled from far distances to Rajai Shahr, in Karaj, even after hours of waiting and confusion, and, despite their legitimate requests, just one representative of each family was allowed to see their loved ones’ bodies to identify them and the other members of families and relatives were prevented from attending Bibi Sakineh Cemetery for their children’s funeral ceremony.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), after the execution of Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molaei, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sadiq Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini, Sunni prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, their families who had gathered in front of the prison the night before, demanded their loved ones’ bodies who had been executed, to take their bodies to their home city for interment, however, they were confounded from 4am to 4pm as the authorities did not give a clear respond, and  eventually, authorities told them that they could not take their bodies to their cities and they would be buried in cemetery of Bibi Sakineh, due to the security system’s decision. (more…)

6 Sunni Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molai, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini were executed this morning in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the 6 prisoners were taken to solitary confinements at yesterday at 8:30 am and have been executed today at 4 am. (more…)

Last Efforts to Stop 6 Sunni Prisoners’ Execution

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Although the authorities transferred 6 Sunni prisoners to solitary confinements spontaneously, human rights activists are doing their best to convince the authorities to halt their execution.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Molana Mohammad Hossein Gorgij, a well-known Sunni Imam in Iran has urged the Iranian authorities to halt the execution of these 6 prisoners. (more…)

Families of Sunni Prisoners Gather in front of Rajai Shahr Prison

Posted on: March 4th, 2015

HRANA News Agency – The families of 6 death row Sunni prisoners have gathered in front of Rajai Shahr Prison. At the same time the doors of all halls are locked and special forces are placed in the main corridor of prison.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the authorities of Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj have locked the doors of all halls and placed special forces in the main corridor of prison after transferring Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molai, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini to solitary confinements. (more…)

21 Prisoners to Be Executed in Alborz Province by Tomorrow Morning

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015

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. (more…)

6 Sunni Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed by Tomorrow Morning

Posted on: March 3rd, 2015

HRANA News Agency – Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molai, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini has been taken to solitary confinements to be executed. At least 77 Sunni prisoners have gone on hunger strike in Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj in protest at this decision.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), today at 8:30 am, Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molai, Jamshid Dehghani, Jahangir Dehghani, Sedigh Mohammadi and Seyed Hadi Hosseini were taken out of section 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison in order to be executed by tomorrow morning. (more…)

11 Sunni prisoners at risk of imminent execution

Posted on: November 8th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Eleven Sunni prisoners were transferred to the Implementation of Sentences section in Rajai Shahr prison on 5 November 2014 and interrogated by prison officials, leading to concerns that the men could face execution soon.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the eleven men, whose death sentences have been confirmed by the Supreme Court, had been sentenced to death after being convicted of ‘Moharabeh [enmity against God] through the support of Salafi groups’. (more…)

Four Sunni prisoners announce end to hunger strike

Posted on: July 23rd, 2014

HRANA News Agency – Four Sunni prisoners awaiting execution in Iran announced an end to their hunger strike after 39 days without food, after being returned to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj yesterday.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the men, Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayee, Jahangir Dehghani and Jamshed Dehghani began their hunger strike on 14 June 2014 after they were transferred to Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj in order for their execution to be carried out. (more…)

34 days of hunger strike for four Sunni prisoners awaiting execution

Posted on: July 18th, 2014

HRANA News Agency – The condition of four Sunni prisoners awaiting execution in Iran is deteriorating after 34 days on hunger strike.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Molayee, Jahangir Dehghani and Jamshed Dehghani began their hunger strike on 14 June 2014 after they were transferred to Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj in order for their execution to be carried out. (more…)