Iran Human Rights (Oct 25 2017): Seven prisoners, mainly charged with murder, were hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj.
According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday October 25, seven prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj. Iran Human Rights (IHR) had previously reported about preparation of at least 10 prisoners of Rajai Shahr Prison for execution. The prisoners, mainly charged with murder, were transferred to solitary confinement in a group of 14 on Monday October 23.
The rest of the prisoners who were transferred to solitary confinement were returned to their cells by either wining the consent of the plaintiff or asking for time.
The executed prisoners have not been identified so far.
According to IHR annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 execution sentences in 2016 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.