Executions in Iran Archives - KHRN

May 16, 2024

Kurdish prisoner of conscience moved to solitary for execution

Kamran Sheikheh, a Kurdish prisoner of conscience sentenced to death, was today transferred to solitary confinement in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, raising concerns about the imminent execution of his sentence. The transfer came a day after one of his co-defendants, Khosrow Besharat, was executed after spending two weeks in solitary confinement in the same facility. Over the past few months, six of Sheikheh's...

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May 15, 2024

Kurdish prisoner of conscience executed after 14 years in jail

Kurdish prisoner of conscience Khosrow Besharat was executed this morning in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, after 14 years in prison, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. Besharat was transferred to solitary confinement on 1 May at the same time as the execution of his cousin and co-defendant, Anvar Khezri, and was held in a solitary cell until his execution. Five of...

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May 9, 2024

Iran executes three prisoners for drug-related charges in Orumiyeh

Three prisoners convicted of drug-related offences were executed today in Orumiyeh Central Prison, West Azerbaijan Province. The prisoners, identified as Abdollah Hassanzadeh, Hassan Choupani and Hassan Arabi, were transferred to solitary confinement for execution on 7 May. Arabi, from the village of Anbi in Orumiyeh, had been arrested about three years ago and sentenced to death for "drug trafficking". Similarly, Choupani, from the village of Shahrestan in...

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May 8, 2024

Iran executes prisoner for drug-related charges in Orumiyeh

Iranian authorities executed prisoner Hassan Moharrer on 7 May for drug-related offences in Orumiyeh Central Prison, West Azerbaijan Province, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. The prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement for execution on 6 May. Moharrer, from the village of Lerni in the Tirgavar region of Orumiyeh, had been sentenced to death for drug trafficking around five years ago. At the same time,...

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May 6, 2024

Iran executes prisoner for murder-related charges in Kermanshah

Khosrow Babavaladeyni, a 65-year-old prisoner sentenced to death for "premeditated murder", was executed on 1 May in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province. Babavaladeyni, a father of four from the village of Sarmaj Hosseinkhani in Harsin, Kermanshah Province, was arrested about 10 years ago and sentenced to death under the Islamic law of qisas, or retribution-in-kind, which gives the victim’s family the right to...

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May 2, 2024

Prisoner executed for murder-related charges in Kermanshah

Prisoner Ali Ashraf-Khani, who had been sentenced to death for "premeditated murder", was executed on 1 May in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah, Kermanshah Province. Ashraf-Khani, a 45-year-old man from Sarpol-e Zahab, Kermanshah Province, was arrested in 2017 and sentenced to death under the Islamic law of qisas, or retribution-in-kind, which gives the victim’s family the right to retaliate.

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May 2, 2024

Kurdish prisoner of conscience at imminent risk of execution in Karaj

Khosrow Besharat, a Kurdish prisoner of conscience on death row in Ghezel Hesar prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, who was transferred to solitary confinement for execution hours after the execution of his co-defendant Anvar Khezri on 1 May, is at imminent risk of execution. Besharat was one of seven Kurdish prisoners of conscience who had been sentenced to death in a joint case on charges...

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May 1, 2024

Prisoner executed for drug-related charges in Ardabil

Prisoner Faramarz Moradi was executed on 30 April for drug-related offences in Ardabil Central Prison in Ardabil Province. Moradi, a 31-year-old man from of the village of Harkian in Salmas, West Azerbaijan Province, was sentenced to death about four years ago on charges related to drugs. On 11 February, Nojoumi Moradi, the brother of Faramarz Moradi, was also executed on charges of "premeditated murder" in Orumiyeh...

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May 1, 2024

Iran executes Kurdish prisoner of conscience after 14 years in jail

Kurdish prisoner of conscience Anvar Khezri was executed this morning in Ghezel Hesar Prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, after 14 years in prison, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned. Khezri was one of seven Kurdish prisoners of conscience who had been sentenced to death in a joint case on charges of "spreading corruption on earth" (efsad-e fel arz). Four of Khezri's co-defendants, Ghassem Abasteh,...

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