Executions Archives - KHRN

February 15, 2022

Iran executes prisoner on murder-related charges in Kermanshah

Iran has carried out the death sentence of a prisoner named Mosayeb Faraji in Dizel Abad Prison, in the western province of Kermanshah, on 13 February. An Iranian court had sentenced Faraji to "retribution in kind" (qisas) in accordance with the Iranian Islamic Penal Code on the accusation of "premeditated murder". Security forces arrested the civilian about two years ago on murder-related charges. Faraji was 34 years...

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August 13, 2021

Fears of Kurdish prisoner’s execution raise amid rejection of retrial

The Chief Justice of the western Kurdistan province has rejected the appeal for retrial of the Kurdish political prisoner Heydar Ghorbani, raising fears of his execution. After the rejection of the appeal, the case was sent to the Public Prosecutor's Office in Kamyaran, Kurdistan province. The prisoner’s family are concerned about the possibility the prosecutor could order his imminent execution. In February 2020, Branch 1 of...

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August 9, 2021

Iran: Prisoner executed over ‘premeditated murder’

Iran has executed a prisoner named Afshar Minaei this morning in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah. A court had sentenced Minaei to the death penalty in a “retribution in kind” (qesas) punishment on charges of “premeditated murder”. Security forces had arrested this resident of the Shamshir village of Paveh, Kermanshah province, in 2016 over “premeditated murder”.

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June 30, 2021

Iran executes prisoner on drug-related charges

Iran has executed today the death penalty of prisoner Mohammad Taher Soleimani in Mahabad Prison, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The 65-year-old prisoner had been arrested about two years ago on drug charges. A court had then sentenced him to the death penalty. The prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement yesterday for the execution of his sentence. Soleimani comes from Dizaj village...

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June 11, 2021

Iran: Prisoner convicted of premeditated murder executed in Tabriz

The execution of a prisoner named Ebrahim Ahmadi has been carried out on 2 June in Tabriz Central Prison, sources told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). The prisoner was arrested in January 2020 in Bonab on charges of “premeditated murder” of four members of his family and was transferred to Miandoab Prison. He was sentenced to public execution in Bonab on the same charge and...

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July 28, 2020

Two Prisoners Executed at Orumyeh Prison

The death sentence of two prisoners Ali Abdi and Amir Hossein Ghahriani, who were accused of "premeditated murder",  was carried out at Orumiyeh Central Prison, yesterday. The two prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement yesterday from Wards 1-2 and the Youth Ward respectively in lieu of their death sentence being enforced.

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September 8, 2016

New details on Behrooz Alxani’s unfair trials, acid torture and execution in Iran

26 August 2016 was the first anniversary of the execution by hanging of Kurdish political activist prisoner Behrooz Alxani. He was a Kurdish political prisoner in Orumiyeh Central Prison. KHRN has obtained new details and evidence about the judicial process of his trial and how he was sentenced to death, which we are now publishing for world’s public opinion. Arrest, interrogation Behrooz Alxani was born in 1984, in...

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