Two Inmates Executed for Drug-related Crimes in Mashhad and Zahedan Prisons

On February 3, two inmates convicted for drug-related crimes were executed in Mashhad and Zahedan prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News Outlet, an inmate identified as Najibullah (Mohammad-Reza) Gorgij, a resident of Zahedan, was executed in Mashhad Prison. He had been accused of drug-related crimes and been in jail for two years.

Reportedly, the execution was carried out without informing his family and without a last visitation.

Rasank News also reported that on Thursday, Hafizaullah Barahooye, a resident of Zahedan, was executed in Zahedan Prison. He had been convicted for drug-related crimes.

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.

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

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 Lakan and Zahedan Prisons

On January 29, two inmates on death row were executed in Lakan and Zahedan prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Hossein Kaveh, age 50, who was convicted for murder, was executed in Lakan Prison in Rasht. He had been imprisoned for nine years.

Rasank News Outlet also reported the execution of an inmate identified as Mohammad-Reza Afereydoon, 32 years old, in Zahedan Prison. He was convicted for drug-related crimes and had been in jail since 2017.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has 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 2021 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.

Inmate Executed in Ghayen Prison

On December 14, an inmate on death row due to his conviction for drug-related crimes was executed in Ghayen Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News Outlet, Ali Nahtani, a resident of Zahedan City, was executed in Ghayen Prison.

None of the official sources and media outlets inside the country has reported this execution 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 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.

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.

Two Inmates Executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons

Two inmates were recently executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasank News, in two separate cases, Emrahim Narooie and Heydar Gholjaie, both residents of Zahedan County, were executed in Mashhad and Kerman Prisons respectively. They had been sentenced to death on drug-related charges.

On Sunday, November 28,  Narooie was executed in Mashhad Prison. Gholjaie was executed in Kerman Prison on Thursday, November 25.

Reportedly, Heydar Gholjaie visited his family before his execution. In 2018, he was arrested at a checkpoint on the road connecting Bam City to Kerman for carrying drugs. Since then he had been jailed in Kerman Prison.

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 have not publicly announced over 82% of executions. These unreported executions are dubbed as “secret executions” by human rights organizations.

Official sources and news outlets inside Iran have not reported on these executions as of this writing.

 

 

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Four Inmates Executed in Prisons in Shiraz, Rasht and Kerman

Four inmates were recently executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz, Lakan Prison in Rasht and Kerman Prison.

On Thursday, November 18, two inmates who had been convicted of murder were executed in Lakan Prison in Rasht city, and another inmate who had previously been sentenced to death on drug-related charges was executed in Kerman Prison.

Additionally, last Sunday, November 14, an inmate who was previously convicted of murder was executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz City.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Iran Human Rights Organization, Mostafa Asadpur and Mojtaba Bagheri, 35 and 40 years old respectively, were executed in Lakan Prison in Rasht.

“The prison officials announced that the executions will be carried out next Saturday but they executed them today on Thursday,” the report quoted from an informed source.

The Baloch Activists Campaign reports that Shams-e-din Gholjai the resident of Zahden was executed in Zahedan Prison.

In another report, Maarouf Gholipur, who was 41 years old and a resident of Kazerun City, was executed in Adel-Abad Prison in Shiraz.

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.

None of these executions have been reported by official sources in Iran as of this writing.

Three Inmates Executed for Drug-Related Crimes in Zahedan Central Prison

On Saturday, November 13, three inmates previously sentenced to death on drug-related crimes were executed in Zahedan Central Prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting The Baloch Activists Campaign, last Saturday morning, Mahboob Rakhshani and two brothers, Saadallah Kharkuhi and Obeidallah Kharkuhi were executed in Zahedan Central Prison.

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.

Official sources and news outlets inside Iran have not reported on these executions as of this writing.

Homes Demolished and Citizens Mistreated by Municipal Agents in Zahedan

On Tuesday, October 5, on the outskirts of Zahedan, municipal agents demolished another home, leaving an entire family without shelter.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the destroyed home is one of several like it that the municipality claims has been built on non-residential premises, despite clear preliminary real estate contracts to the contrary. One of the officials involved reportedly claimed that the municipality was permitted by a judicial order to demolish these houses.

“Four municipal agents demolished our only shelter,” a woman says in a video that was posted on social media following the incident. “They threw me down to the ground and forced my husband to get into their car. This home was my only shelter. From all these houses in the city, why did they demolish my home? We built this house hardly and we couldn’t afford even to finish the walls…It is not fair that I have to become homeless.”

“If these pieces of land do not have any legal document, why do they let the real estate’s sell these houses?” another citizen asked. “Why the officials don’t do their job properly so that people don’t fall into the mistake to purchase these houses. Why don’t they prevent people from construction in the first place? Unfortunately, it is their mismanagement that gets us into trouble.”

An urban expert also commented on the event, suggesting an ulterior incentive for authorities to “condemn” such residences.

“Province officials have to hinder those who in some ways grab these great pieces of land,” the expert said. “They claim ownership of these lands by fencing and sell the parcels illegally to poor people for low prices.”

Three workers, Including a Child, Killed in Zahedan Due to Unsafe Conditions; One Worker Injured in Shiraz

In recent days, in Zahedan, three workers, including a child, died in a work accident. In Shiraz, one additional worker was injured. Iran ranks 102nd in workplace safety out of 189 countries.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, on Thursday, October 7, a worker was injured severely at the workplace. A young worker’s hand stuck between a trolley and wall lift while moving items to the top floor of the store. After firefighters freed his hand, the emergency response team transferred him to the hospital.

According to Baloch Campaign, In Zahedan, on Tuesday, October 5, three workers, one of whom was a minor, lost their lives while digging a well due to falling well walls.

Two of these workers have been identified as  16-year-old Naser Ghanbarzehi and Musa Ghanbarzehi.

Two Inmates on Death Row Executed in Dastgerd and Zahedan Prisons

Yesterday, September 29, at dawn, two inmates in Dastgerd and Zahedan Prisons were executed.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, in Dastgerd, one of the inmates was hanged in a city in Isfahan province. He was previously convicted on drug-related charges, and had spent 20 years in prison until his execution. HRANA identified him as Abasgholi Salehi, aged 42. Reportedly, tomorrow his body will be delivered to his parent.

In addition, 20-year-old Jasin Abdollahi was executed in Zahedan Prison after being convicted of murder. His execution has not yet been confirmed by the regime’s official authorities.

Iran ranks first in the world in executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.