Public Execution of Two Inmates in Fuladshahr for Police Officer’s Murder

On July 13, 2023, two inmates were executed publicly for killing a police officer in Fuladshahr, located in the Isfahan province, as reported by Fars News Agency.

The condemned individuals, identified as Mohammad Ghaedi, aged 38, and Sadegh Mahmoodi Baram, aged 25, were found guilty of fatally shooting Police Officer Ehsan Nasiri during a group altercation that occurred between October and November 2021.

The death sentences were initially handed down by the Isfahan Revolutionary Court and Criminal Court, under the jurisdiction of Judge Morteza Barati. Subsequently, the Supreme Court confirmed the verdict, leading to the implementation of the public execution.

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.