Inmate Executed in Urmia Prison for Drug-Related Crime

On January 27, an inmate on death row who was previously convicted for drug-related crimes was executed in Urmia Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, the inmate was identified as Mirsoltan Amiri, a resident of Oshnavieh City.

On July 3, 2021, Amiri’s son, Shahria Amiri, was executed in the same prison for a similar crime.

This execution has not yet been announced by judicial officials or reported by media inside Iran.

Seven Inmates Eexecuted in Zabol, Ilam, Zahedan and Rasht Prisons

On January 20, two inmates on death row for drug-related crimes were executed in Zabol Prison. On the same day, three inmates in Ilam Prison and one in Rasht Prison, all convicted for murder, were executed. One inmate also was executed in Zahedan Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Hal Vash, 40 year old Jamal-e-din Gorgij and 34 year old Parviz Akbari Rad were executed in Zabol Prison. In 2018, Rad was arrested by road police near Zabol City. During the arrest, he was shot in the left hand. In 2020, the Revolutionary Court of Zabol sentenced him to death for drug trafficking.

In 2019, Gorgij was arrested for drug-related crimes in Zabol and sentenced to death the next year by the Revolutionary Court of Zabol.

In this report, on the same day, another inmate identified as Abdolhamid Samalzehi Kurni age 40, was executed in Zahedan Prison. He was sentenced to death two years ago. The verdict was confirmed by the Supreme Court.

Kurdpa reported that three inmates identified as Hamed Manoochehri, Mohammad Karim-Nejad and Sobhan Shoohani were executed in Ilam Central Prison. All three have previously been convicted for murder.

The Iran Human Rights Organization reported another execution in Rasht Central Prison. This inmate has been identified as 55 year old Ali Yazdani, who was convicted for murder. Reportedly, he was sent to the gallows along with another inmate on death row identified as Mohsen Nouruzi. Nouruzi was sent back to prison after he could get a moratorium from the victim’s family at the last moment.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

Two Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad and Khorramabad Prisons

On January 18, an inmate previously convicted for murder was executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz City. Yesterday, he had been relocated to a solitary confinement cell as procedure for carrying out the execution. Also last Sunday, an inmate who was convicted for murder was executed in Khorramabad Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the inmate executed in Adel-Abad Prison was identified as Sajjad (surname unknown). Three and a half years ago, he was accused of and arrested for murder.

“In a group fight, where the police agents were also involved, one man was killed. They accused him of murder despite the fact that Sajjad had a rifle and the victim was shot dead by a colt. He never accepted this accusation,” according to an informed source.

According to Iran Human Rights Organization, last Sunday, another inmate was executed in Khorramabad Prison. He has been identified as Moslem Aghamirzai, 30 years old.

“Moslem was a building painter who two years ago killed a man in a fight to protect his friend’s sister.”

Neither of these executions have announced by judicial authorities or reported by media inside Iran.

Three Inmates Executed in Isfahan Central Prison

On January 13, three inmates were executed in Isfahan Central Prison. Two prisoners have previously been convicted for drug-related crimes and one for murder.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Iran Human Rights Organization, three inmates on death row, identified as Abolrahim Sargolzai, Mohammad-Jafar Salehi and Shahin Khosravi, were executed in Isfahan Central Prison.

Reportedly, Salehi had been in jail for four year after being convicted for murder.

None of these executions have been announced by judicial authorities or reported by media inside Iran.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Two People Previously Convicted for Arson Executed in Khorramabad City

On January 12, the Chief Justice of Lorestan Province announced that two citizens who were accused of setting fire to a gas station were executed.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Tasnim, the Chief Justice claimed that “On February 11, 2019, they set a fire on a gas station where two police agents were killed. Thereafter, they were detected, convicted and executed”.

The report did not reveal the identity of executed inmates, the exact date of the execution and the prison where the execution took place. Nonetheless, earlier on December 16, 2019, the same Chief Justice had announced the arrest of two expelled members of military forces in regards to the gas station fire incident.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

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At Least Six Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison

On January 12, at least six inmates were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison. All of the prisoners executed had been sentenced to death for murder.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Wednesday morning, two of these executed prisoners as Shahin Allah-Moradi and Mohammad Bavi. The Iran Human Rights Organization has also identified two other inmates as Amin Safari and Peyman Mousavi.

Three other inmates on death row were transferred to solitary confinement to await their execution, but were able to get a moratorium from the blood avenger (a member of the victim’s family). Also on January 12, Rahborde Moaser News Outlet reported the execution of an inmate in Rajai Shahr Prison. Reportedly, he was a guard at Imam Sadiq University who was accused of killing one of the university managers. The report did not reveal the identity of the executed inmate.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Three Inmates Executed in Zanjan and Qazvin Prisons

On January 11, two inmates previously convicted of drug-related crimes were executed in Zanjan Central Prison. Last Sunday, an inmate convicted of murder was executed in Qazvin Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Human Rights Organization, the two inmates executed in Zanjan were identified as two brothers, Farhang and Yaser Ali Elahi, aged 35 and 32 years old respectively. The brothers were imprisoned for five years and sentenced to death for drug-related crimes. Additionally, last Sunday, an inmate identified as Mohammad Rasool Baghadam was executed in Qazvin Prison.

“In 2018, Mohammad Rasool Baghadam was arrested for killing a construction worker and sentenced to death in 2019. He was a chandelier maker and committed murder for financial reasons,” an informed source reported.

At the time of writing, no official sources and media outlets inside the country have reported these executions.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Two Inmates Executed in Adel-Abad Prison

On January 2, an inmate was executed in Adel-Abad Prison after being sentenced to death for drug-related crimes. Last Wednesday, another inmate on death row for murder was executed in the same prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News Outlet, Mohammad Salarzehi, a native of Zahedan City was executed for drug related crimes without informing his family. He had reportedly been in Adel-Abad Prison since 2019.

According to the Iran Human Rights Organization, Amin Alipanahi was executed in Wednesday Adel-Abad prison.

“Four years ago, Amin Alipanahi was arrested for committing murder. He was accused of killing his wife’s cousin for honour issues. During this time, he never could exact satisfaction from the victim’s family,” an informed source in the report stated.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country have reported these executions at the time of writing.

The most recent report from the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between January 1 of 2020 and December 20 of 2021, at least 299 citizens, including four juvenile offenders, were executed. In addition, 85 citizens were sentenced to death in this period.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 88% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Four Inmates Executed in Kerman Prison

On the morning of December 9, at least four inmates were executed in Kerman Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting The Baloch Activists Campaign, the inmates had been relocated to the quarantine section of the prison the day before as routine procedure for execution.

This report identified one of the inmates as 23-years-old Khaled She-Bakhsh, a resident of Zahedan. She-Bakhsh had been sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug-related crimes, but his sentence was changed to the death penalty in recent weeks as revenge for an armed conflict between some individuals of his clan “She-Bakhsh” with regime military forces, known as Kerman’s Ranger Unit Forces.

The most recent report of the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

These executions have not been reported by official sources and media outlets inside Iran as of this writing.

Three Inmates Executed in Rajai Shahr and Kerman Prisons

This week, in addition to juvenile offender Arman Abdolali, three inmates were executed in Rajai Shahr and Kerman Prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ISNA, an inmate who was previously convicted of murder was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj on Wednesday, November 24. At the same time, three other inmates, after being sent to the foot of the gallows, were able to obtain additional time from the “blood avengers” at the very last minute, and were sent back to their cells.

Reportedly, the executed man was personnel of a contracting company working for Tehran municipality. As part of his duty, he stopped a van driver, who was working as a scrap metal collector, to check his permit for this work. The verbal quarrel ends up in a fight between them. During the fight, the van driver was hit in the head, fainted and subsequently died from the fracture in his head in hospital.

According to the victim’s son, who witnessed the incident, the man hit his father’s head with brass knuckles led to his death. Despite recognizing the homicide as a semi-deliberate killing by the judge in the first trial, the Supreme Court overturned the verdict. In the second trial, he was sentenced to death and the verdict was confirmed by the Supreme Court. He had been sent to the gallows the previous year, but was that time able to obtain some more time from the blood avengers before being executed.

In Kerman Prison, according to Rasank news, on Thursday, November 25, two inmates, who have been identified as Abdolsattar She-Baksh and Khan-Mohammad Rahman-Zehi, were executed. They have been charged with drug-related crimes. Both had been in jail for three years.

The most recent report of the Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) states that between October 8 of 2020 and October 9 of 2021, at least 266 citizens, three of whom were juvenile offenders, were executed and 90 citizens were sentenced to death.

As the report points out, Iran’s judicial authorities do not publicly announce over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are known as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.