Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

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 likely innocent. Three of those […]..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 to five. Iran on Sunday […]..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 the state media as Keykavous […]..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 by Branch 4 of a […]..Read More

Iran hangs young woman, another victim of sexual violence

Iran execution of women
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 she was waiting in the […]..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 convicted of “corruption on earth,” […]..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 capital Tehran. He repeatedly denied […]..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 were handed over to their […]..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 clergyman, Fakhri Langaroudi sexually abused […]..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 mental illness and was hospitalized […]..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. During this time he is […]..Read More

Iran publicly hangs three men in Shiraz

Iran public executions
Nov 21

Iranian authorities hanged three men in public on Wednesday after they were convicted of Moharebeh (waging war against God) for armed robbery in Shiraz, south-central Iran. The first defendant was also accused of killing a policeman. The victims who were identified by the state media as Siamak Eslaminia, Kourosh Gholizadeh and Foad Ghanemi were hanged […]..Read More

Iran hangs 10 prisoners on a brutal execution binge

Iran executions
Nov 15

10 prisoners were hanged in a group execution on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj, west of the Iranian capital of Tehran. The victims are include, Omid Rostami, Reza Vaez Tehrani, Hassan Moghanlou, Sam Sogand, Saman Yamini, Ali Iranshahi and Ali Amindokht. Omid Rostami was sentenced to death for a crime […]..Read More

Iran hangs 2 men in reaction to public outrage over corruption in the ruling clique

Iran hangs men accused of economic crimes
Nov 14

Iran hanged two men on Wednesday, in reaction to public outrage over corruption in the ruling clique. One of the two executed men was Vahid Mazloumin dubbed the “sultan of coins” by media, a trader accused of manipulating the currency market, according to Mizan, the news site of the Iranian judiciary. Mazloumin was allegedly caught […]..Read More

Young Kurdish woman hanged at the Central Prison of Sanandaj

Sharareh Eliasi
Nov 13

Young Kurdish woman, Sharareh Eliasi was executed a few hours ago at Central Prison of Sanandaj, west Iran. She was only 27 at the time of execution. Sharareh Eliasi had been imprisoned since five years ago on murder charges. Iran is the world’s leading per capita executioner. It also holds the record in the execution […]..Read More

Iran hangs people in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs

Ahvazi Arabs arrested
Nov 11

Human rights activists are reporting the regime has executed an unknown number of inmates Ahwaz, southern Iran. The Intelligence Department officials contacted the families of some of these executed individuals informing them of their executions and having them pledge to not hold any gatherings or ceremonies. The executions were reportedly carried out on Thursday November […]..Read More

Iran hangs inmate in Ardekan Prison of Yazd

Iran execution
Nov 08

A prisoner was hanged on Saturday, November 3, at Ardakan Prison of Yazd, central Iran. Samei Mohtarami, 45, was taken to solitary confinement on November 1. He was found guilty of murder. He was granted a chance to obtain the required diyeh (financial compensation) for the victim’s family. Being poor, the Mohtarami family could not […]..Read More

Iran: Man arrested as a teenager sentenced to death

Shayan Saeedpour
Nov 08

Shayan Saeedpour, a juvenile offender was sentenced to death on October 23, by the first branch of Provincial Criminal Court of Kurdistan, headed by judge Vafaian. Born in 1997, Shayan Saeedpour is convicted of killing a man during a fight on August 16, 2015, while under the age of 18. He has been in jail […]..Read More

Iran hangs two inmates in Ardebil and Zahedan prisons

Iran execution
Oct 21

A prisoner was hanged today at Ardebil Prison, northwest Iran. Found guilty of murder, Meysam Saber, 27, has been on the death row since August 2015. Reports indicate at least 45 inmates of Ardebil prison, most of whom under the age of 30, are presently on death row. One of them is blind and four […]..Read More

Iran hangs Yarsan Man arrested on religious ground

Ramin Moshasha
Oct 11

Iran hangs Yarsan Man arrested on religious ground The state media on October 9, reported that execution of a man convicted of rape. The state-run Fars news agency affiliations with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) identified the victim as Ramin Majidifar Hosseini. The state-run media accused the victim to “raping 40 girls and women” while according […]..Read More

Kurdish political prisoner loses final death sentence appeal

Hedayat Abdollahpour
Oct 10

Iran’s supreme court has upheld a death sentence given to a Kurdish political prisoner for providing a dissident party with food and shelter. Hedayat Abdollahpour, who maintains his innocence, has lost the final stage of his appeal against the sentence. The verdict has been announced to his lawyer and family. Hossein Ahmadi Niaz, the political […]..Read More

Statement by Iran’s death row prisoners on World Day against the Death Penalty

Iran’s death row prisoners
Oct 07

On the eve of October 10 which marks the World Day against the Death Penalty, as a number of death row prisoners all over Iran, we announce the following: –    While 176 prisoners were executed during the first half of 2018 –    While the Iranian regime has executed prisoners despite repeated international calls, […]..Read More

Iran executes four Afghan men on dug smuggling charges

Iran executions
Oct 03

Four Afghan men were executed Tuesday, October 2, in Birjand Prison. Shah Mohammad Miranzehi and his brother Eid Mohammad, Mohammad Miranzehi and Ahmad Shah Saghzehi were executed in the prison of Birjand, the capital city of South Khorasan province. The victims were sentenced to death for “carrying weapons and drugs” and “killing a police officer,” […]..Read More

Iran hangs Kurdish child bride Zeinab Sekaanvand convicted after unfair trial

Zeinab Sekaanvand
Oct 02

An Iranian woman arrested at the age of 17 for the alleged killing of her husband, was hanged Tuesday, October 2, according to his brother. Zeinab Sekaanvand, 22, was convicted of killing her husband, whom she says beat her for months. Her execution had been postponed after she got pregnant from a relationship she formed with […]..Read More

Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand may only have hours left to live

Zeinab Sekaanvand
Oct 01

Iranian authorities are have scheduled to execute 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Zeinab Sekaanvand on October 2, according to Amnesty International. Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 24-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman on death row in Urumia prison, was moved out of her cell on 1 October and taken to solitary confinement in preparation for her execution. On 29 September, […]..Read More

Death row juvenile offender at risk of execution

Saleh Shariati
Sep 30

Iran Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against a young man arrested for a crime allegedly committed while he was 16. Saleh Shariati was sentenced to death based solely on Qassameh (the sworn testimony of non-witnesses for an incident which took place) when he was 16 years old. In March 2012, Saleh, who was around […]..Read More

Iran executes prisoner on drug charges despite case obscurity

Iran execution
Sep 26

Iranian authorities executed a man for drug related charges on September 15. Aref Rigi, who was hanged in Zahedan Prison, was charged with carrying, storing and selling drugs, and carrying out “armed activities”. The 31 year old prisoner had constantly denied all charges. Having been on death row for six years, Rigi was executed without […]..Read More

Iran hangs nine young men in Adel Abad Prison of Shiraz

Iran executions
Sep 22

Early Saturday morning Iran hanged nine men convicted of rape in Adel Abad Prison of Shiraz, south-central Iran, the state-run Mehr News Agency reported. Mehr noted in its report that the executions came after the nine men had been tried and convicted in a trial and the verdicts were upheld by the Branch 29 of […]..Read More

Iran publicly hangs man in Fars Province

Iran execution
Sep 13

It is reported that the man being executed is 26 years old, and had been imprisoned when he was only 13 years old. Footage of the brutal execution shows hundreds gathered to witness the execution, as women who are believed to be related to the man scream in the background, condemning the execution be carried […]..Read More

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoner

Kurdish political prisoner Kamal Ahmadnejad
Sep 11

Iran executed Kurd political prisoner Kamal Ahmadnejad in Miandoab, northwest Iran, on Monday morning. He was charged with killing an IRGC member and being a member of a Kurdish dissident group. According to a source, the Kurd prisoner was suddenly taken to Miandoab Prison’s Section 2 two weeks ago and was executed on Monday, September […]..Read More

Iran hangs three Kurdish political prisoners despite global outcry to stop the executions

Iran hangs three Kurdish political prisoners
Sep 08

Iranian authorities have executed three Kurdish political prisoners despite overwhelming popular and international efforts to stay the scheduled executions. Ramin Hossein Panahi, 24, Loghman Moradi, 32, and Zaniar Moradi, 30, were on a dry hunger strike and executed in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The state-run Fars News agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary […]..Read More

At least eight prisoners hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran executions
Sep 06

On Wednesday September 5, a group of eight prisoners were hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison. Charged with murder, the victims were identified as Reza Ghasemi, Zolalzadeh, Amir Amindokht, Seyed Mahmood Hosseini, Mehdi Tajik, Akbar Salimi, Kazem Ibrahimkhani and Shahab Taghizadeh...Read More

Iran hangs three Baluch inmates on charges of Moharebeh

Iran executions
Sep 04

Three Baluchi prisoners were hanged on charge of Moharebeh (enmity against God) on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Zahedan Prison. The executed prisoners were identified as Dormohammad Shahbakhsh, 21, a resident of Zahedan, held in Ward 5; Ismaeil Shahbakhsh (pictured above), known as Beheshti, age 23, held in Ward 4; and Hayatullah Nutizehi (Ayatollah Nikzehi), […]..Read More

Iran hangs two inmates in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj

Rajaei Shahr Execution
Aug 31

Two prisoners were executed on Wednesday, August 29, in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The victims, Mojtaba Asadi and an Afghan man, Vahidollah Loghmani were found guilty of murder and were transferred to solitary confinement on Monday. A source said that the Afghan man, Vahidollah Loghmani, 54,  had been imprisoned since 22 years ago […]..Read More

Prisoners executed at Gachsaran, Tabriz, Rajaei Shahr jails

Iran executions
Aug 23

Iran executions: Prisoners executed at Gachsaran, Tabriz, Rajaei Shahr jails One prisoner identified as Keramat Hassani was hanged on Monday, August 20, at Gachsaran Prison on murder charges. Keramat Hassani and his family were the only residents of a village in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, southwest Iran. According to a close source to the family, Mr. Hassani’s family […]..Read More

Iran hangs six men for armed robbery

Iran executions
Aug 18

Iran hanged six men convicted of stealing 10kg of gold jewelry using cold weapons, the state media reported. The victims were convicted of stealing 10kg of gold in 2015 from a car carrying gold jewelry in Mashhad’s airport Blvd. Although the culprits only injured one person during the incident, the six men, all under the […]..Read More

Iran Executions: Prisoner Hanged in Ardebil

Moslem Shiri
Aug 15

A prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, August 13, a prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison. The prisoner, sentenced to death on murder charges, was identified as Moslem Shiri, 37. He was arrested on the charge of murder in June […]..Read More

Abolfazl Chazani’s Execution Confirmed by the State-Run Media in Iran

Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi
Aug 14

One of the Iranian state-run media published a report about Abolfazl Chazani Sharahi, a juvenile offender who was arrested at the age of 15 and executed at Qom Central Prison, and confirmed his execution after 43 days. Ghanoon newspaper published a report about Abolfazl Chazani Sharahi and confirmed his execution. IHR had previously reported the […]..Read More

Iran: Execution of a Prisoner on Drug-Related Charges

Iran executions
Aug 14

A prisoner was executed at Tabriz Central Prison on drug-related charges last Wednesday. According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, August 8, one prisoner was executed at Tabriz Central Prison. The prisoner, sentenced to death on drug-related charges, was identified as Eyvaz Bidast, son of Mohammad Taqi. The prisoner was transferred to […]..Read More

Four Afghan Citizens Scheduled to Be Executed in Iran

Iran execution
Aug 11

Four Afghan citizens who were sentenced to death on the charge of “armed drug trafficking and the murder of a police officer” are scheduled to be executed at Birjand Central Prison in the next few days. According to a close source, four Afghan citizens are going to be executed at Birjand Central Prison in the […]..Read More