On Wednesday morning up to eleven prisoners charged with murder were reportedly hanged to death in Rajai Shahr Prison. On the same day a prisoner charged with rape was reportedly executed in Isfahan.
According to official reports, on Wednesday morning up to 11 prisoners charged with murder were hanged to death in Rajai Shahr Prison. Prior to the executions Iranian authorities had reportedly transferred 12 prisoners from their respective wards to solitary confinement and spared the life of one of them after he was forgiven by plaintiffs. Sources in Rajai Shahr Prison have reported to IHR the names of three of the prisoners who were hanged to death: Hossein Yazdani (from Ward 1), Albolalhassan Mousavi (from Ward 2) and Amir Salehi (from Ward 6).
IHR has been able to confirm nine of the executions carried out on Wednesday in Rajai Shahr. On the same day the Judiciary in Isfahan reported on the execution of a prisoner announced as "S.B." who was charged with rape.
The prisoner was reportedly hanged to death on Wednesday, but details about the location of the execution was not published. Iran Human Rights and other human rights NGOs had feared the Iranian authorities would resume with the execution of prisoners after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
On Tuesday IHR had issued a report warning about executions planned for Wednesday morning in Rajai Shahr. Wednesday's group executions demonstrate no signs of change in improvement for the human rights situation in Iran following the nuclear agreement. The Iranian authorities are continuing with their policies of executing prisoners and spreading fear and terror among Iranians.
"We call on the international community to put human rights, particularly executions, at the top of their agenda in talks with Iran," says Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, executive director of Iran Human Rights.