Ten Death-Row Prisoners at Risk of Imminent Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison

HRANA, Human Rights Activists News Agency- Ten inmates on death row have been relocated to solitary confinement in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj, indicating their imminent execution.

The charges of which they have been convicted are currently unknown, but many prisoners convicted of murder or armed robbery are held in this prison. HRANA is working to identify these inmates.

In 2022, the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran registered 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, including the conviction of 6 people to public execution and 565 execution sentences were carried out, 2 of which have been carried out in public. Based on the announced identifications of some of the executed individuals, 501 were male and 11 were female. In addition, 5 juvenile offenders were executed in 2022, meaning they were under the age of 18 at the time they committed the crime.

It is important to note that Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce most executions, which are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.