Sufi Prisoner Hossein Mohammadi Executed in Zanjan Prison on Charge of Murder

On Sunday, July 18, a prisoner who had previously been sentenced to death for murder was executed in Zanjan Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights (IHR), the Sufi prisoner has been identified as 58-year-old Hossein Mohammadi.

According to this report, Mohammadi was arrested about 9 years ago on murder charges and was being held in prison up until his execution yesterday.

Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death.

According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.

The execution of Mohammadi has not been announced by Iranian media or official sources as of this writing.

11 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA News Agency – Eleven prisoners (all 22 to 25 years) were hanged in Rajai Shahr prison on charge of murder on May 25, 2016. One of the prisoners whose identity has been verified by the HRANA, was a juvenile offender and was 16 years old at the time of arrest.

According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), a group of 11 persons all from 22 to 25 years old in Rajai Shahr prison who had been transferred to the solitary confinements, were hanged on May 25, 2016. Continue reading “11 Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison”