Prisoner Executed in Yazd

Posted on: November 6th, 2018

Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – Prisoner Sami Mohtarami, 43, was executed in Ardakan Prison on the morning of Saturday, November 3, 2018.

An informed source confirmed the news of his death to HRANA. “The victim’s family had agreed to absolve him if he could pay the blood money, but he wasn’t able to,” the source said. “He was transferred to solitary confinement on Thursday, November 1, 2018, two nights before his execution.”

Convicted of murdering someone while stealing a car, Mohtarami had been detained in Ardakan Prison since 2015. He previously served a five-year sentence in Ardakan on drug-related charges.

According to Amnesty International’s annual report, Iran ranks first in the world in executions per capita. On the World Day against the Death Penalty (October 10th), the Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) published its annual report, indicating that at least 256 citizens were executed in Iran between October 10, 2017, and October 9, 2018, 15 of which were public hangings. Sixty-eight percent of executions, referred to as “secret executions,” are not announced by the state or Judiciary.

Ardakan is located in the central district of Ardakan County, Yazd Province.

Six Prisoners Executed in Karaj, Khoy and Yazd

Posted on: January 30th, 2018

HRANA News Agency – A prisoner was executed in public in the city of Khoy, Qamsar square on October 26, 2017. At the same time, another prisoner was executed in Yazd. In spite of the obtaining consent and deadline for four prisoners in the Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj before the execution, four other prisoners charged with murder were executed on October 25, 2017.

According to three separate reports, six prisoners were executed in Iran in the last days of October. (more…)

Six prisoners were hanged in Yazd

Posted on: October 6th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Five prisoners who were charged with drug trafficking, aligns with a prisoner, who was charged with murder, have been executed in Yazd, Thursday morning.


The head of justice and judiciary of Yazd said: “These 5 prisoners have been executed on charge of keeping, distributing, and carrying 396kg of different types of drugs.” (more…)

Three historical sites were demolished in Yazd

Posted on: June 27th, 2013

HRANA News Agency – In spite of protests staged by the Friends of Heritage and Cultural Society, three historical sites have been demolished in Yazd. The city of Yazd is known to be an important historical city in the world, only second to Venice in Italy. Yazd is also one of the largest cities build almost entirely out of adobe.


Two Public Amputations In Iran For Stealing

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

HRANA News Agency – Iranian regime cuts off four fingers of two men’s hand convicted of stealing, publicly in Yazd.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), quoted  from ISNA website, Yazd’s Judiciary head said the verdict of cutting off four fingers of two men’s hand convicted of stealing was publicly for the edification of other criminals.


Human Rights violations in Iran Yearly Statistical – Special Year 2011

Posted on: February 6th, 2012

In a prediction report, it contains Statistical Data (2010-2011) of Human Rights violations in Iran. The statistical basis of this report, that has been prepared, will provide analytical, statistical efforts of institution, and the publication of Human Rights Activists in Iran.

Certainly, due to the Iranian government not allowing human rights defenders to work properly in reporting Human Rights violations and preventing the free flow of information, it does not recognizes the independence of the civil activities, and at the moment, reporting these issues are something with many limitations, difficulty and dangerous in Iran.

Obviously, in such situation for Human Rights defenders, despite great difficulties, only a very small volume of human Rights violations are being monitored, researched and documented in relation to media reports, and finding other groups. However with regards to the restrictions, we can» t deny the analytical error of the content, but the Human Rights entity have known the statistical content and analysis repots with %3 margin of error, rare in its own kind.

As in the first section of the report, it is necessary to notice the human Rights group activities and effort in Iran to improve the reporting of human Rights violations, however, statistics can make dramatic differences in terms of the reports focused on the center of the country compared to other parts of the country as one of the weaknesses of Iran «s civil society entities.

With regard to the Human Rights statistics, 1120077 cases of Violation and protocols documented in Iran with the total repots of 2751, see the map below.