Fifteenth individuals were executed in Iranian prisons in the early morning of November 8, 2023
In a brutal measure in the early morning of Wednesday, November 8, 2023, Fifteenth prisoners were hanged in Iranian prisons. Out of these 15 prisoners, nine were detained in Ghezel Hesar Prison and were executed collectively at dawn on November 8. These prisoners were executed on charges related to murder, drug offenses, and armed robbery.
According to the reports received by Iran Human Rights Monitor, one of the executed prisoners was named Hossein Almasi. The other three executed prisoners were Mustafa Ziaei, a resident of Tehran, who was charged with murder, Peyman Mousavi, also charged with murder, and Bahman Fat’hollahi, a resident of Tehran. Mustafa Ziaei had been detained and sentenced to death for murder five years ago and had been in prison since then. Peyman Mousavi, another prisoner, had been imprisoned for 8 years on charges of murder.
Simultaneously, on the same day, the death sentence of a prisoner was carried out in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. Another prisoner named Akbar Farrokhí was executed on Wednesday in Urmia Central Prison. He was hanged along with Amin Khorshidi, convicted of murder, who had been transferred to solitary confinement, on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, November 8, in addition to the execution of 13 prisoners in Ghezel Hesar, Dizelabad, Kerman, and Urmia prisons, two unidentified prisoners were also hanged in Bandar Abbas prison. These two prisoners had previously been sentenced to death on drug-related charges.
Iran Human Rights Monitor (Iran HRM) calls on human rights organizations not to remain silent in the face of these brutal executions and to take immediate action to stop the execution of prisoners.