Iran Human Rights (July 11 2016): After a short break for the ocassion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, executions are set to resume in Iran. At least 12 prisoners are scheduled for execution in three different Iranian prisons in the coming days.
According to sources close to Iran Human Rights (IHR), Between 10 and 13 prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison (Karaj, west of Tehran) have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their execution. The prisoners, who are all convicted of murder, were transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday July 10 and are scheduled to be executed on Wednesday or Thursday of this week.
Six of the prisoners are identified as Saeed Javad, Hassan Ghadimi, Mohammad Akbari, Fariborz Azizpour, Hassan Mahdilou and Seyed Mohammad Taheri.
According to information received by IHR, another prisoner, identified as Hadi Pashaei, was transferred to solitary confinement in Maragheh Prison (northwestern Iran) in preparation for his execution in the coming days. He is allegedly convicted of drug-related charges and was arrested six years ago. Four other prisoners from the same prison, identified as Vali Samani and Mehdi Samani (brothers), Mehdi Baziari and Masoud Ghasemzadeh are reportedly scheduled to be executed in the near future. These prisoners are convicted of drug-related charges.
The website of the "Human Rights Activists News Agency" (HRANA) reported yesterday of one prisoner, identified as Mehdi Pak Goftar, who is scheduled to be executed in Ilam Prison (western Iran). The prisoner is convicted of drug-related charges and the execution is scheduled for this week, says the report.