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Iran: Four Prisoners Executed at Rajai Shahr Prison

22 Sep 17
Iran: Four Prisoners Executed at Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 22 2017): Four prisoners were reportedly hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison on murder charges. According to close sources, the prisoners were executed on Wednesday September 20. 

Iran Human Rights has been able to identify one of the prisoners so far: Saman Mohammadian, imprisoned for approximately seven years before he was executed. 

These four prisoners were among a group of 13 who were transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday September 16 in preparation for their executions. The other prisoners were returned to their cells after receiving an extension or forgiveness from the complainants on their case files. One of the prisoners who was returned to his cell is Mojtaba Ghiasvand. "Mojtaba Ghiasvand was sentenced to death on murder charges, but he had repeatedly insisted on his innocence, " an informed source tells Iran Human Rights.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and state-run media, have not announced these four executions.