On June 13, 2023, a devastating incident unfolded in Isfahan Province as military forces opened fire on three vehicles, resulting in the loss of four lives and injuries to two individuals.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, the military forces targeted the vehicles along the road connecting Jandaq to Khur in Isfahan Province. Tragically, the vehicles were engulfed in flames, claiming the lives of four Sukhtbars (Cross-Border Fuel Carriers) and leaving two others injured, who were subsequently hospitalized.
The two injured Sukhtbars have been identified as Senaollah Sargolzaie and Saeed Kubdani, both residents of Zahedan and only 20 years old. The report does not provide information regarding the identities of the four individuals who lost their lives in this incident.
According to HRANA annual report, in 2022, 845 people were shot by military forces. At least 571 of the victims lost their life. This includes 22 kolbars, 9 fuel carriers, and 540 civilians. 274 people were injured by military forces open fire, including 134 kolbars, 128 civilians, and 12 fuel carriers.
On June 6, 2023, two inmates convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Kerman Prison, according to reports from HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, citing Rasank news.
The executed individuals have been identified as Malek Balouch Mahani, 40, and Kambiz Barzkar, 28. These executions were reportedly carried out in 2019-2020 for drug offenses.
It is worth noting that there have been no official statements or reports from domestic media outlets within the country regarding these particular executions.
According to the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran, in 2022, there were a total of 457 reports related to the death penalty. This included 92 death sentences, with six individuals sentenced to be hanged publicly. A total of 565 execution sentences were carried out, with two of them being public. Out of the identified executed individuals, 501 were male, 11 were female, and five were juvenile offenders who were executed for crimes committed while they were under the age of 18.
On Tuesday, September 14, a citizen was arrested by security forces in Nikshahr.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting RASANK, after the arrest the citizen was taken to an unknown location.
According to this report, the identity of this citizen is Niaz Mollazehi. Mollazehi is a resident of the village of Mahban in the city of Nikshahr.
No information is available on the reasons for detention, the charges, and the detainee’s whereabouts at the time of writing.