Iran Executions Timeline since 1st January

Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

Two prisoners hanged in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz

Two prisoners hanged in Adelabad Prison
Feb 12

Two prisoners were hanged on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz. The two prisoners had been convicted in a common case of murder and rape. Hadi Mahi and Sadeq Akbarpour were arrested in 2016 and subsequently sentenced to death. They were detained all the time in…Read More

Elderly man, 81, hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari with another inmate

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Jan 28

Two murder convicts including an 81-year-old man were hanged in Chaharmahal Bakhtiari Province at dawn on Monday, January 27. The state-run ROKNA news agency reported the executions but it did not specify in which prison the executions took place. ROKNA cited Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province as…Read More

Execution of women in tandem, Iran Hangs Two Women

Execution of women
Jan 17

On January 14, two women were executed in the cities of Shiraz and Mashhad, bringing the number of women executed during six years of Hassan Rouhani’s presidency to 105. Maliheh Haji Hassani, was executed on charge of murder on January 14 in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz, the capital of Fars…Read More

Iran Sentences Kurd Political Prisoner Houshmand Alipour to Death

An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced a Kurd political prisoner Houshmand Alipour to death.
Jan 02

An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced a Kurd political prisoner to death. Houshmand Alipour was sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Sanandaj, capital of the Kurdistan Province in western Iran. Houshmand Alipour and Mohammad Ostadghader, both from Iran’s Kurdish minority, were arrested on August 3, 2018, on suspicion…Read More

Iran hangs eight, including woman with husband

woman executed in Iran
Dec 12

The Iranian regime executed a couple in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run media reported on December 11. A woman identified as Maryam, 32, was hanged along with her husband, Mehdi R. in the Central Prison of Mashhad. The executions were reported by several state-run media. (The state-run ROKNA…Read More

Iranian man sentenced to death for “insulting Prophet” through messaging app

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Dec 06

A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to death by Iranian authorities for “insulting Prophet and the imams” through messages he sent on an instant messenger app. The state-run ROKNA news agency, identified the man only by his first name as Meisam and said that he was also sentenced to prison, flogging and a fine. Rokna said…Read More

Woman executed in Iran for killing “attempted rapist”

Dec 04

An Iranian woman convicted of murder, in a killing that reports indicate was a self-defense against a rapist, was hanged Wednesday. Somayeh Shahbazi Jahruyi was hanged at dawn on Wednesday for the 2013 killing of a man she accused of trying to rape her. The 33-year-old walked to the gallows after…Read More

Regime Official Admits 15,000 Executed in Iran on Drug Charges Since 1979

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Nov 04

An Iranian official admitted that the authorities have executed 15,000 people on drug related charges since the mullahs rose to power after the 1979 revolution. Jalil Mohebbi, the secretary of the staff to Promote Virtue and Prevent Vice announced the data in a session attended by the head of the…Read More

Iran Executes Man in Public in Southwest City of Arak

Flanked by masked hangmen, a convict is taking his last breath before being hanged. File photo.
Nov 01

Iranian authorities executed a prisoner on Thursday, October 31 in public in the city of Arak, southwest of the capital Tehran, the state-run media reported. The report did not mention the prisoners’ name but said he had been sentenced to death for killing a security agent. On the same day…Read More

Iran Executed Young Man Sentenced as Juvenile

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Oct 28

Authorities in the central prison of Karaj executed a prisoner for a murder he allegedly committed when he was 16. The authorities executed 21-year-old Saeed Mohammadi on Friday, October 25. As in previous cases, the execution has not been published in the state-run press and media. Iran is one of only…Read More

Iranian authorities execute six prisoners, including one in public

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Oct 03

Iranian authorities executed four prisoners on Wednesday, October 2, at Raja’i Shahr Prison in the city of Karaj, near the capital, Tehran. Two of the victimes identified as Hossein Roshan and Mohsen Kounani were sentenced to death on charges related to moharebeh (“enmity against God”), while Mohammad Reza Ghanbari and…Read More

Iran Executes 11 People Including a Woman in Two Days

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Sep 26

Iranian authorities hanged three inmates during the early morning hours of Thursday, September 26. The horrific executions of the prisoners identified as Rauf Azadikhah, Shahaboddin Mohammad Pour, and Ebrahim Ahmadi Pour were carried out in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran. All of the victims were sentenced to death on drug related…Read More

95th Woman Executed in Iran During Rouhani’s Presidency

Leila Zarafshan
Sep 26

Iranian authorities executed a woman on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, in Sanandaj Prison. She was identified as Leila Zarafshan and was in prison since five years ago on murder charges. Leila Zarafshan is the 95th woman to be executed in Iran during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013. Iran…Read More

Iran Collectively Executes 8 inmates in Raja’i Shahr Prison

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Aug 29

Eight inmates were collectively executed on August 28, in Raja’i Shahr Prison in the city of Karaj, near the capital, Tehran. The victims were identified as: Manouchehr Dehghani, Alireza Behrad, Ebrahim Yarmout Oghli, Ahmad Gharebalaei, Reza Mousavi Baraghani, Alireza Araei, Siavosh Inanlou and Mirzaei. All of them were transferred to…Read More

Hamid Reza Derakhshandeh hanged in public in Kazerun

Hamid Reza Derakhshandeh
Aug 28

A man who killed the notorious Friday Prayer leader (Imam) of the city of Kazeroun, southern Iran, was hanged in public this morning, August 28, 2019. Hamid Reza Derakhshandeh had stabbed to death Mohammad Khorsand on May 29 as he was returning from a religious ceremony at 3:30 in the…Read More

Iran Executes Woman In Northeastern City of Mashhad

Aug 26

A woman was hanged at dawn on Sunday, August 25, 2019 in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run ROKNA news agency reported today. The victim who has not been identified by the state media had been found guilty of murder. This is the 94th woman executed in Iran during…Read More

Iran Executes inmates in Raja’i Shahr and Mashhad Central Prisons

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Aug 13

Two prisoners were hanged on Saturday, August 10, in the central prison of Mashhad, the state-run Khorasan daily reported Sunday. The state media did not identiry the victims by name but it said they will publish the full report in following days. In anothre development last Wednesday, five more prisoners…Read More

Iran Executes Ahwazi Arab men ‘Tortured to Confess’

Abdullah Karmollah Chab and Ghassem Abdullah
Aug 06

Iranian authorities executed two Ahwazi Arab men on Sunday, in the Fajr prison in the southwestern city of Dezful, the state media reported. Abdullah Karmollah Chab and Ghassem Abdullah, from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, were executed on Sunday, August 4, following months of torture during which both were forced to…Read More

Another child offender executed in northern Iran

Touraj Qasemi
Jul 28

The Iranian regime hanged a child offender on July 28, 2019 in a prison in the northern province of Mazandaran for the alleged murder of a man during a fight at the age of 16. According to a human rights group, the 22 year old man identified as Touraj Qasemi…Read More

Iran Executes Two female prisoners At Urmia Central Prison

woman executed in Iran
Jul 25

Iranian authorities executed two women on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in the northwestern city of Urmia. These prisoners, identified as “Arasteh Ranjbar” and “Nazdar Vatankhah,” were sent to solitary confinement on Monday. According to reports, both had already spent 15 years in prison on the charges of murder and complicity…Read More

Iran executes ten including a woman

Iran executions
Jul 17

The authorities have sent ten prisoners to the gallows during the past few days, in the cities of Mahshahr, Nowshahr, Urmia, and Khandab. Two of the victims were hanged in public. A woman was also among those executed. Iranian regime hanged one inmate in Bandar Mahshahr, southwest Iran, on Wednesday…Read More

Iran hangs five men in Raja’i Shahr Prison

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Jun 27

At least five prisoners were hanged on Wednesday, June 26, in Raja’i Shahr Prison, northwest of the capital Tehran. The prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement on Monday and Tuesday to be mass executed on Wednesday. Four of the victims were identified as Majid Hassanzadeh, Hanif Motaharinejad, Gorban Mohammad Soleimani,…Read More

Jamal Haji Zavareii accused of spying hanged in Tehran

publicly hanged in Kerman
Jun 23

A man by the name of Jamal Haji Zavareii was executed on Friday, June 21, in an unknown location in Tehran. Jamal Haji Zavareii, 47, a former employee of the IRGC Aerospace, had been arrested on September 5, 2017, along with his wife Leila Tajik, on the charge of “spying…Read More

Five inmates including a woman hanged in Iran on June 19

Iran execution
Jun 20

The death sentences of five inmates including a woman were carried out Wednesday morning, June 19, 2019. The woman hanged in Gohardasht Prison, a.k.a Rajai-Shahr, was the 89th woman executed during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013. Fatemeh Nassiri had been in jail since 11 years ago when she undertook…Read More

Five prisoners hanged in Iran

Iran executions
Jun 13

The Iranian regime hanged five prisoners in Karaj, Ardabil and Gorgan. Three inmates were hanged in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Two of the men have been identified as Amir Tahmaseb and Samad Basideh. The prisoners were accused of rape which is punishable by death according…Read More

Iranian regime to execute juvenile offender after Ramadan

Danial Zeinulabedin
Jun 01

Juvenile offender Danial Zeinulabedin, sentenced to death while under the age of 18, is at risk of execution. Reports indicate that his execution will be carried out soon after the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan. On Tuesday, May 28, Iran Human Rights Organization (IHR) reported that one of…Read More

Iran publicly hangs prisoner in western city of Hamedan

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May 23

The Iranian regime’s judiciary hanged a prisoner in public today in Hamedan, west of Iran, the state-run IRNA news agency reported. The prisoner identified as Mehdi Cheraghi Far, had been sentenced to on the charge of “waging war against God through armed robbery.” There was no private plaintiff in his…Read More

Soudabeh The 88th Woman Executed Under Rouhani

Iran woman executed
May 10

A young woman identified only as Soudabeh was executed on October 26, 2018, the Iranian state-run ROKNA news agency reported Thursday. It is not clear in which city and prison the execution took place.She had been imprisoned for 12 years on death row on the charge of deliberate murder. The…Read More

Iran secretly hangs four men on drug related charges in Arak Prison

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May 07

Iran secretly hanged four prisoners on drug related charges in Central Prison of Arak. The four prisoners executed on April 29 are identified as Seyed Hamidreza Hosseinkhani, 37, Majid Kazemi, 42, Mohammad Hemmati, 26, and Mohammad Davoudabadi, 26. This came just one day after the execution on drug charges of…Read More

Amnesty: Iranian minor boys flogged, secretly executed over rape

Mehdi Sohrabifar - Amin Sedaghat
Apr 29

The Iranian authorities have flogged and secretly executed two boys under the age of 18 over multiple charges of rape, Amnesty International reported on Monday, condemning the country’s “utter disdain for international law and childrens’ rights”. Cousins Mehdi Sohrabifar and Amin Sedaghat, who were arrested at the age of 15…Read More

Four Men Executed in Babol, Mashhad, Ardebil and Kermanshah prisons

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Apr 25

In recent days, Iranian authorities executed four prisoners in Babol, Mashhad, Ardebil and Kermanshah prisons. The regime executed a 26-year-old man on Wednesday, April 24, at Babol Prison, north of Iran, the state-run ROKNA news agency reported. He was identified only as A.Gh.He had been on death row since October…Read More

Iran executes four prisoners in the cities of Gorgan, Isfahan and Shiraz

Iran executions
Apr 15

Iranian regime has executed at least four prisoners since April, in the prisons of Gorgan, Adelabad and Dastgerd. On Monday, April 15, 2019, a prisoner identified as Abdal Zahedani (Ghanbarzehi) was executed on drug related charges in Dastgerd Prison of Isfahan, central Iran. Also on Thursday, April 11, 2019, the…Read More

Woman Sentenced to death in Iran Based Solely on Qasameh

woman executed in Iran
Apr 09

A woman suspected of murdering her husband was sentenced to death in Iran based solely on Qsameh, the state-run ISNA news agency reported Monday. Citing that the case has “procedural and substantive” defects, the woman’s attorney Abdulsamad Khorramshahi who was cited by ISNA said they have submitted an appeal and…Read More

Iran hangs 13 prisoners on the eve of Persian new year

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Mar 17

Since the beginning of March, Iranian regime has executed more than 13 inmates in various prisons. A prisoner identified as Jalaluddin Mosala Nezhad was publicly hanged in Jahrom, south of Iran, the state-run Tasnim news agency reported on March 14. Also on March 13, the state-run IRNA news agency reported…Read More

Iran executes father, son on drug related charges

Iran execution
Mar 13

A father and son were executed in the prison of Birjand, capital of the southern Khorasan Province in eastern Iran. The prisoners, identified as Shir-Mohammad Naroui, 50 and Younes Naroui, 20 were hanged on drug related charges on Monday, March 11, 2019. On the same day, four prisoners were hanged…Read More

Iran hangs four prisoners in Urmia, Zahedan

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Mar 12

Four prisoners were hanged in the cities of Urmia, northern Iran, and in Zahedan, west of the country. Three of the prisoners, identified as Naji Omarzadeh, Khalil Salehi and Hossein Ebrahimi, were hanged on Monday, March 11, in Urmia Central Prison. The prisoners were transferred to solitary on Sunday to…Read More

Iran executes prisoner in public

Iran public execution
Feb 25

Iranian regime executed two prisoners on February 23 and 24, according to the state media. The first man was executed on February 23, in Shirvan Prison in North Khorasan Province, the state-run Fars news agency reported reported. According to the same media, another man was hanged in public on February…Read More

Two young men at risk of execution for crimes committed as juveniles

Iran juveniles on death row
Feb 17

The family of a young man who was sentenced to death at 15 years old were informed by prison authorities that their son would be executed soon. The man was sentenced to death in Iran despite the provincial state medical examiner’s report that Mohammad Kalhori was not mentally mature when…Read More

Iran: Three inmates executed in Raja’i Shahr and Ardebil Prisons

Iran executions
Feb 14

At least three prisoners were executed on Wednesday, February 13, in Raja’i Shahr and Ardebil Prisons. Ali Shakouri, 34, father of three, was hanged in Ardebil prison, northwest Iran. Two other prisoners identified as Behrouz Bayat and Mohammad Hedayati were also executed on the same day in Raja’i Shahr Prison.…Read More