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110 Death Row Prisoners in Zanjan Prison / 17 in Imminent Danger of Execution

21 Jun 17
110 Death Row Prisoners in Zanjan Prison / 17 in Imminent Danger of Execution

Among the 110 death row prisoners in Zanjan Prison are at least 17 prisoners who have had their death sentences confirmed by Iran's Supreme Court and sent for implementation

Iran Human Rights (JUNE 22 2017): Approximately half of the prisoners in Zanjan Prison are held on drug related charges. There are about 2,500 prisoners in Zanjan Prison, and about 110 of them are sentenced to death. This prison has a ward for juvenile offenders, and among the prisoners in this ward are eleven teenagers under the age of 18. 

Among the 110 death row prisoners, at least 17 of them have had their death sentences confirmed by Iran's Supreme Court and sent for implementation. 

A close source tells Iran Human Rights: "It is highly likely that the execution sentences of these 17 prisoners will be carried out right after Ramadan." 

The identities of the 17 prisoners:

1)  Hamza Rahimpour, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2014. 

2) Najaf Sidi, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2011. 

3) Mohammad Ali Yari, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2013. 

4) Bahman Pirouzi, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2014. 

5) Jamshid Allah Verdi, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2011. 

6) Jalil Dadyarvand, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2012. 

7) Mostafa Hassanzadeh, sentenced to death on murder charges, arrested in 2010. 

8) Ali Kashefi, sentenced to death on murder charges, arrested in 2011. 

9) Abbas Savaghi, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2015.

10) Mohammad Feyzabadi, sentenced to death on drug related charges, arrested in 2014. 

11) Hossein Ali Mahdavi, sentenced to death on murder charges, arrested in 2011. 

12) Yassin Abedi, sentenced to death on murder charges, arrested in 2011. 

There are five Afghan citizens who are in imminent danger of execution. These five prisoners have been detained since six years ago.