More than 9 prisoners were executed in Shiraz, Gohardahst, Bushehr and Isfahan and at least five more were transferred for execution.
More than nine prisoners were executed in different prisons. Unconfirmed reports from Shiraz are shocking and the number of those executed in this prison is said to be more. It is said that about 52 inmates are going to be executed in Shiraz.
On the eve of the New Year, more than nine prisoners were executed in Shiraz, Gohardasht, Isfahan, and Bushehr, and at least five prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement for execution. The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution”- On March 13, 15 and 16, 2022, at least nine prisoners were executed on murder and drug related charges in Shiraz, Gohardasht, Bushehr and Isfahan prisons, and at least five prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement to be hanged.
1. Execution of a soldier in Bushehr Prison
According to the human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” quoting and informed source, at dawn on Tuesday, March 15, 2022, an imprisoned soldier, Mohammad Bozorgzadeh was hanged in Bushehr prison.
Mohammad Bozorgzadeh, 22, was in prison on murder charges and was executed after serving four years in prison. According to the source close to the prisoner, Mohammad Bozorgzadeh, from Yasooj, clashed with another soldier while he was in military serving. After several clashes, he asked the base official to transfer him to another location. However, the head of the base did not heed the request. In 2017, the two soldiers clashed again, leading to the murder.
2. Execution of at least three prisoners on murder charges in Gohardasht after 20 years of imprisonment
At dawn on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, three prisoners, Gholam Ali Khaurgir, Abbas Khaurgir, and Mohsen Jandaghi, were executed at Gohardasht Prison on murder charges.
In its report on the execution of the three prisoners, IHR wrote: “These three prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges during armed robbery sharing a case and have been in prison for 20 years.”
Gholam Ali and Abbas Khaurgir are said to be brothers.
Unconfirmed reports indicate that the number of executions in Gohardasht on this day was more than three. The following image belongs to Gholam Ali and Abbas Khaurgir, taken in prison.
3. Execution of an Afghan prisoner in Isfahan
At dawn on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, the death sentence of an Afghan man named Zubayd (unknown surname) was carried out in Isfahan Prison on murder charges.
Regarding this execution, IHR reported that the prisoner had been detained and imprisoned on murder charges for nearly five years.
4. At least four prisoners charged with narcotic related crimes were executed in Shiraz and five are on the verge of execution
According to IHR, on the morning of Sunday, March 13, 2022, four prisoners, Jamshid Fadaei, Hossein Mehrabani, and two other prisoners (identities unknown) were executed in Shiraz prison on drug charges.
Hossein Mehrabani was a 37-year-old man from Jahrom.
The report quoted an informed source as saying: “Jamshid Fadaei has been in prison for three years. Hossein Mehrabani has been in prison for about four years on drug charges.”
Five other prisoners have also been transferred to solitary confinement to be hanged.
It is worth noting that Mehdi Hoj’jati, a former representative of Shiraz City Council, reported on his Twitter page that three prisoners, Abdolreza Shafiee, Ahmad Gorgij and Bashir Samadi, were executed at dawn on Wednesday, March 16, and also wrote that five other prisoners would be executed the next morning. (Since this news has not yet been conclusively confirmed, the names of the three prisoners have not been included in the statistics of those executed.)
Mehdi Hoj’jati has announced the transfer of 52 prisoners under the death penalty from Pyrbono Prison in Shiraz to Adelabad Prison for execution.
Javanehha website had earlier stated that the Public Prosecutor Office had ordered the that the case of 300 death row prisoners must be closed. After this communique, Gohardasht prison Implementation of Sentences Unit acted to bring the cases of 300 death row prisoners to an end, so that if the victims’ families did not pardon the defendants, the death sentences would be carried out.
Once again, the human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” urges the international human rights organizations, European Parliament, Ms. Michelle Bachelet the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights and Mr. Javaid Rehman, the Especial Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran to send an investigative humanitarian mission to visit Iran’s prisons. Life of the prisoners in general and political prisoners in particular, is at stake in Iran regime’s inhumane prisons. A crime against humanity is going on in the prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Stop it. Stop Executions in Iran.