Iran Human Rights – A prisoner sentenced to death for murder was reportedly executed at Urmia Prison while two prisoners in Shahroud and one prisoner in Gorgan prisons were reportedly executed on drug related charges.
According to reports by the unofficial news agency, HRANA, early morning on Monday September 26, a prisoner was hanged at Darya, Urmia’s central prison (West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran). The report identifies the prisoner as Amir Behrouz. On Sunday September 25, a prisoner — identified as Javad Sanjehvali, 33, sentenced to death for drug related offenses — was reportedly hanged at Gorgan Prison (Golestan province, northern Iran). On Thursday September 22, two prisoners sentenced to death for drug related offenses were reportedly hanged at Shahrud Prison (Semnan province, northern Iran). HRANA identifies the prisoners as Hossein Arabahmadi, 27, and Rahmatali Saadatiar, 40. According to the report, Hossein and Rahmatali were imprisoned and in imminent danger of execution for five to ten years before they were hanged. Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent on the executions in this report.