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14 Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution in Western Iran

3 Nov 16
14 Prisoners in Imminent Danger of Execution in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights has obtained the names of 14 prisoners in Qorveh's central prison who may be executed at any moment. One of the prisoners is a woman. 

Iran Human Rights (NOV 3 2016): According to close sources, there are a total of 47 prisoners who are currently on death row in Qorveh's central prison (Kurdistan province, western Iran) for murder or drug related charges. Iran Human Rights has obtained the names of 14 of them who are in imminent danger of execution: 

1. Reza Samadi (sentenced to death on murder charges)
2. Fayegh Rashidi (sentenced to death for producing crystal meth)
3. Mohammad Rasoul Heydari (sentenced to death on murder charges)
4. Sohrab Ramezani (sentenced to death on murder charges)
5. Hashem Gharaghezloo(sentenced to death on drug related charges)
6. Hassan Kazemloo (sentenced to death on drug related charges)
7. Babak Hassanzadeh (sentenced to death on drug related charges)
8. Iman Shokri (sentenced to death on murder charges)
9. Hossein Dervish Koochaki (sentenced to death on murder charges)
10. Saeed Zarei (sentenced to death on murder charges)
11. Reza Parvaneh (sentenced to death on drug related charges)
12. Faraj Amirighazaleh (sentenced to death on drug related charges)
13. Koroush Rezaiepour (sentenced to death on drug related charges)
14. Zeynab Shah-Hosseini (sentenced to death on drug related charges)

Iran Human Rights is aware that Koroush Rezaiepour and Zeynab Shah-Hosseini are a married couple who have been imprisoned since their arrests five years ago for alleged drug related offenses. The couple were reportedly held at Hamadan Prison before their transfer to the central prison in Qorveh. 

According to close sources, there are more than 600 prisoners who are currently detained at Qorveh's central prison, and approximately 45% of them are held on drug related charges.