Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

Iranian authorities execute six prisoners, including one in public

Iran executions
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

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

Iran executions
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

Iran executions
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

Iran executions
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

Iran executions
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

Iran executions
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

Iran executions
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

Iran execution
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

Iran executions
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

87th Woman Executed Under Rouhani in Iran

woman executed in Iran
Jan 30

A woman was hanged on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, in Nowshahr Prison, in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran. The woman identified only as M.A, was convicted of “killing her husband.” She had spent six years on death row. The woman is the 87th woman who is executed under Hassan…Read More

Man, possibly innocent among those executed in Iran

Iran executions
Jan 17

Human rights activists in Iran reported that an innocent man is among 12 prisoners executed January 9, at Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, Alborz province. All the 12 men had been sentenced to death on murder charges but human rights group say one of them one of them was more…Read More

Iran publicly hangs man in Isfahan, video emerges

Iran public execution
Jan 15

A man was hanged in public in Falavarjan, on Tuesday, the judiciary’s website Mizan reported. The man identified as Mohammad Javad Shams had been found guilty of murder and rape. The execution was carried out in Falavarjan, in Isfahan, central Iran, bringing the number of those publicly executed in January…Read More

Iran publicly executes three men for armed robbery

Iran Public Execution
Jan 13

Iran on Sunday hanged 3 men sentenced to death for armed robbery, all of them executed in public in front of a crowd of onlookers, Iranian judiciary’s website Mizan reported. It took place on January 13, in the city of Yasuj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province. The victims were identified by…Read More

Iran publicly executes man on sodomy charges

Iran public execution
Jan 11

A man was hanged by Iran Thursday, January 10, in the southwestern city of Kazeroon, the state-run ISNA news agency reported. The 31-year old man who had not been identified by the state media was hanged after being found guilty of charges related to sodomy. He was sentenced to death…Read More

Iran hangs young woman, another victim of sexual violence

woman executed in Iran
Dec 28

A 25-year-old woman identified only as Noushin, 25, was hanged in Iran, the state-run Young Journalist Club reported on December 22, 2018. The news agency did not mention the exact place and time of execution. Noushin had been interviewed by a state-media reporter the same day she was hanged when…Read More

Iran executes businessman Dubbed “Sultan Of Bitumen” convicted of fraud

Hamidreza Baqeri Dermani
Dec 22

Iran on Saturday executed a businessman sentenced to death by a fast-track court set up to fight economic crimes, the judiciary’s news agency Mizan online reported, following an outcry against profiteering and corruption that has seen dozens of people jailed. Hamidreza Baqeri Dermani known as the “Sultan of Bitumen” was…Read More

Iran hangs inmates at Karaj and Bandar Abbas Prisons

Iran executions
Dec 08

Two prisoners were hanged today at the prisons of Karaj and Bandar Abbas. They were both found guilty of murder. Jamshid Agharahimi, was taken to Bandar Abbas Prison 15 days ago in preparation of his execution. The latter, Behzad Adib was executed at Central Prison of Karaj, west of the…Read More

Iran: Mass Execution of 12 inmates in Kerman Central Prison

Iran executions
Dec 06

Iran on Thursday executed 12 prisoners in Kerman Central Prison, most of them convicted of drug charges. Four of the executed prisoners were identified as, Abdolghani Ghalandarzehi, Yaghub Ghalandarzehi, Jalil Khodabakhsh and Yousef Jalaledin, all from Iran’s ethnic Baluch minority. According to witnesses, the bodies of 12 people executed today…Read More

Iran executes young man who killed his alleged rapist

Hossein Esmailpour
Dec 01

A young man was executed today at the Central Prison of Rasht. Hossein Esmailpour, was found guilty of premeditated murder of a mullah who had allegedly sexually abused him when he was a minor. According to the IHR sources, Hossein Esmailpour was a student at a religious school when the…Read More

Iran Executes Man Amid Fight Over Mental Health

Iran public execution
Nov 30

A prisoner was hanged on Thursday November 29, in Taft city, Yazd Province, according to the city’s Public Relations Justice Department. The man was sentenced to death on January 21, 2018, for the murder of a 36-year-old woman. Iranian media reported earlier that the defendant was a 19-year-old man with…Read More

Iranian juvenile offender may be at risk of imminent execution

Iranian Juvenile Offender Milad Azimi
Nov 28

Juvenile offender Milad Azimi, may be at risk of execution for a crime he allegedly committed when he was 16, according to the state-run daily newspaper Hamdeli. Milad Azimi was held in a police station in the western province of Kermanshah for 15 days following his arrest in December 2013.…Read More