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Five Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement and Four Prisoners Executed

1 Sep 15
Five Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement and Four Prisoners Executed

Five prisoners charged with murder have been transferred from their wards in Rajai Shahr Prison to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. In the past week, at least four prisoners charged with murder were hanged to death in Sanandaj Central and Tabriz Central prisons.

Iran Human Rights, Tuesday September 1 2015: According to informed sources, five prisoners charged with murder have been transferred from their wards in Rajai Shahr Prison to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions. Two of the prisoners' names are Davoud Alambeigi and Ghorban Mohammadi. The names of the three other prisoners are not known at this time.

A source who wishes to be annonymous tells Iran Human Rights: "The prisoners are currently held in solitary confinement, they are scheduled to be executed on the morning of Wednesday [September 2]."

In the past week, at least four prisoners charged with murder were hanged to death in Sanandaj Central and Tabriz Central prisons, accordng to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network. After conducting additional research, Iran Human Rights confirms these executions.

On Wednesday August 26, one prisoner, identified as Davoud Amazadeh, was hanged to death at Tabriz Central Prison. On Thursday August 27, one prisoner, identified as Jamal Jafari, was executed at Sanandaj Central Prison. On Monday August 31, one prisoner, identified as Mostajab Pourmohammad, was hanged to death at Tabriz Central Prison. Pourmohammad was reportedly imprisoned for eight years prior to his execution. On Tuesday September 1, a prisoner, identified as Seyed Zahed Hedayati, was hanged to death at Sanandaj Central Prison. Hedayati was reportedly imprisoned for three years prior to his execution.

Iranian official sources, including state media and the Judiciary, have not reported on these executions.