Four prisoners were executed in Urmia prison

In the morning of July 15, 2019 four prisoners of Urmia prison were executed on the charge of murder. They were transferred to solidarity confinement cells a day before. These prisoners, Himan Bonavand, Jafar (Iman) Mohammadi, Mohammad Aref (Jahangir) Najafian, and Mahmoud Khaledi were sentenced to death on the charge of murder earlier. Bonavand was in prison since 2014. The news of these executions has not been published by Iranian media yet.

According to the international organizations, Iran ranks first in the world in executions per capita. Based on 256 reports that have been registered by the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists Association in Iran, 195 death sentences and 236 people with death sentences were executed (including 13 executions in public) in Iran between January 1, 2018 and December 20, 2018. Six of them were juvenile offenders who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime.

Secret executions of prisoners reported by the independent sources and the human rights association indicate that 72% of executions are carried out in secret or without any public notice.

The List of the Names of 55 Death Row Prisoners in Uremia Prison

HRANA News Agency – at least 100 prisoners with homicide charges are kept on wards number 4 and 5 in Uremia prison. HRANA is trying to gain public attention in order to save them from execution by publicizing their identities. For this reason identity of 55 prisoners under death row is following.

According to Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – following call of around 100 prisoners in Uremia prison by authorities and announcement of “deciding their faith” on next three months and finding complaints addresses, identity of 56 prisoners who are mainly charged with homicide and are kept in ward 4 and 5 of prison, is publicizing by HRANA. Need to be mentioned that three prisoners on this list has been kept in prison for past 27 years each. Continue reading “The List of the Names of 55 Death Row Prisoners in Uremia Prison”