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Iran: Three Ahwazi Arab Prisoners Executed

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Iran: Three Ahwazi Arab Prisoners ExecutedIran Human Rights - An Iranian official source has confirmed the execution of three young Ahwazi Arab men from the province of Khuzestan (western Iran).

Authorities Confirm the Executions in Uremia Prison

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Mohammad AbdollahiHRANA News Agency – Despite the initial denial of Head of Prisons Office in West Azerbaijan province, finally and after 5 days the Head of Judiciary of the province confirmed the execution of Mohammad Abdollahi, political prisoner and 4 drug offenders. HRANA had already reported the executions and rejected the denial of authorities.

Misagh Yazdannejad Sentenced to 5 Years in a New Case

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Misagh YazdannejadHRANA News Agency – Misagh Yazdannejad, former political prisoner was sentenced to 5 years in prison in a new case. He had been released in May after serving 9 years.

Despite Authorities’ Denial, HRANA Confirms the Executions in Uremia Prison

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Amir AziziHRANA News Agency – Although the families of 7 prisoners including Mohammad Abdollahi's family had been summonedto Uremia Prison for the last visit and on August 9 the names of 5 executed prisoners were read for the families in front of the prison and at least 4 corpses were delivered to the families, the Head of Prisons Office in West Azerbaijan province denied the execution of 6 prisoners in Uremia prison. However he failed to specify if he denied the number of executed prisoners or the executions in general which has left Mohammad Abdollahi's family in confusion.

Two Prisoners Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison and Two Prisoners Hanged in Public

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Two Prisoners Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison and Two Prisoners Hanged in PublicIran Human Rights -  On Thursday August 11, two prisoners were hanged in public, one in the city of Ravansar (Kermanshah province, western Iran) and one in the city of Kazeroon (Fars province, southcentral Iran). On Wednesday August 10, at least two prisoners were reportedly executed at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison (west of Tehran) on murder charges.

Iran executes six more Kurds without fair trial

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Iran executes six more Kurds without fair trialKurdistan24 – Political prisoner Mohammad Abdullahi and five other Kurds were executed in Urmia Central Prison on Tuesday, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported.

Central Iran: Prisoner Executed in Public

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Central Iran: Prisoner Executed in Public Iran Human Rights - A prisoner, identified as M.R., was reportedly hanged in public in the city of Saveh on armed robbery and rape charges. According to Iranian state run news outlet, ISNA, quoting the press department of the Judiciary in Saveh (Markazi province, central Iran), the execution was carried out early morning on Tuesday August 9 in front of a crowd of people.

Execution of Sunnis; Al-Qaeda Sunnis and Al-Qaeda Shias

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zendanianRadiozamaneh - On 2 Aug 2016 a number of Sunni prisoners in Rejaishahr Prison in Karaj were hanged for charges ranging from acting against national security, propaganda against the regime, membership in Salafai groups, corruption on earth and enmity against God. The executions triggered Ehsan Mehrabi, Iranian journalist based in Germany, to recall his year in prison following the 2009 election protests in Iran and his encounters with Sunni prisoners accused of links to Al-Qaeda.

Six More Executions: IHR Calls for Urgent UN Mission to Iran

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Six More Executions: IHR Calls for Urgent UN Mission to IranIranhr.net - Early morning Tuesday August 9: Iranian authorities executed at least six prisoners in the West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran. At least five prisoners, including political prisoner Mohammad Abdollahi, were executed at Darya, Urmia's central prison, on Tuesday August 9. One other prisoner was executed on the same day at Miandoab Prison. Last week, Iran Human Rights had reported on the execution of at least 20 Sunni prisoners who were sentenced to death in a court hearing that lasted only a few minutes. IHR also recently reported on the unsuspected execution of Shahram Amiri, who was reportedly sentenced to ten years in prison.

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