Two Inmates Executed, Six Others on the Verge of Imminent Execution

On Sunday, October 8, two inmates met their fate with executions, one in Torbat-e Heydariyeh Prison and another in the Central Prison of Karaj.

In the Central Prison of Karaj, Mehrab Sin-Tab, a 38-year-old inmate, was executed for the murder of his wife, a crime committed two years ago, as per HRANA reports.

Additionally, HRANA has disclosed that six death-row inmates, all convicted of murder, were transferred to solitary confinement in Qezel Hesar Prison, Karaj, on October 10, awaiting imminent execution. Notably, two of these individuals are Afghan nationals, and one is a Baluchi Citizen.

Furthermore, Haal Vsh has reported the execution of Emam-Baksh Gorgij in Torbat-e Heydariyeh Prison. Gorgij was convicted of drug offenses and was hanged without prior notice to his family, denying him a final family visit.

At the time of writing, no official sources or domestic media outlets within the country have reported on these executions.

According to data compiled by the Center of Statistics of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA), between October 10, 2022, and October 8, 2023, a total of 659 individuals were executed by hanging in Iran, representing a 24% increase compared to the corresponding period in the previous year. Seven of these executions were conducted publicly. Concerningly, many of the defendants were denied access to a fair trial and due process. For details and statistics, read HRANA’s report.