Saturday , 24 July 2021

At Least Three People Executed During the Last Week in One Prison; Two More in Imminent Danger

iranhr.net – At least three prisoners were hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison during the last week. Two prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai Shahr Prison yesterday.
According to a close source, on Sunday, August 26, at least three prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. The prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

One of the executed prisoners was identified as Abbas Aqaiy. He was transferred to the solitary confinement from ward 1. Two other prisoners have possibly been transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison from other prisons to be executed.

The three prisoners were executed on Tuesday while executions at Rajai Shahr Prison are normally carried out on Wednesdays.

These executions have not been announced by the state-run media so far.

Additionally, on Monday, August 27, at least two prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement. The prisoners, sentenced to death on murder charges, are identified as Mojtaba Asadi, and Shamsali Abdollahi.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges.

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