Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

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

Iranian authorities publicly hanged a man this morning in Marvdasht, after he was found guilty of raping and murdering a 13-year-old child. The state-run Mizan news agency confirmed the news of the public execution and wrote, “The sentence carried out after a confirmation by the first deputy of Judiciary.” The United Nations has time and […]..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 execution
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

Iran: Website Manager on Death-row, Transferred to Solitary Confinement

Mohammad Hossein Maleki
Aug 03

Mohammad Hossein Maleki, sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court on the charge of “corruption on earth” through the sale of CCcam and unlocking satellite channels”, was transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday, July 29. According to a close source Mohammad Hossein Maleki, the manager of Asre-Javan website and its Telegram channel who is held […]..Read More

At least two prisoners were hanged at Urmia Central Prison

Iran execution
Jul 27

Two prisoners were hanged on drug related charges at Urmia Central prison on July 27, 2018. One of the victims was identified as Jahangir Nojavan. The later iss not identified by name as of yet. Iran is second only to China in the number of prisoners executed in recent years. More than 500 people were […]..Read More

Prisoner Executed in Rasht in the presence of his child

Iran executions
Jul 25

A prisoner was executed on July 21, at Rasht Central Prison while his 9-year-old son was present at the execution. According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday, July 21, a prisoner identified as Seyyed Morteza Mohammadi was executed on murder charges at Rasht Central Prison. The source said, “Morteza was from the […]..Read More

Iran hangs 65-year-old prisoner without giving him any warning

Iran executions
Jul 24

A death row inmate in Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah was executed on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, while he was given just a few hours notice before he is hanged, and relatives are not notified until the prisoner is already dead. Identified as Saleh Khanizadeh, 65, who spend 10 years on death row, was found guilty […]..Read More

Iran hangs 5 prisoners collectively in Kermanshah Prison

Iran executions
Jul 22

At least five prisoners were hanged on Junly at Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah, west of Iran. One of the victims is identified as Alireza Ashuri, 57. All the five were found guilty of murder. In yet another case on the morning of July 17, a prisoner was hanged in the Birjand Prison in South Khorasan […]..Read More

Iran sentences website director to death for selling satellite CCcam accounts

Mohammad Hossein Maleki
Jul 14

Mohammad Hossein Maleki, 47, the director of a website in Iran, has been sentenced to death on charges of “corruption on Earth.” A court in Isfahan has issued the ruling. Maleki was arrested by intelligence agents on March 1, 2017 and spent three months in solitary confirnement. He is facing charges of “selling satellite CCcam […]..Read More

Iran hangs two, sentences another to death after nine years

Iran executions
Jul 12

The General and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province announced that a prisoner had been executed in Sari Prison, reported the state-run ILNA news agency on July 5, 2018. Younes Hosseini Alami said that the convicted person, identified as L.M., was sentenced to death for murder, and was executed in the front yard of Sari Prison, […]..Read More

Iran hangs woman at Urmia Prison

Iran executions
Jul 05

On the morning of Wednesday July 4, 2018, at least three prisoners were hanged at Urmia Prison, northwest of Iran. The victims who have not been identified yet include two men and a woman. They were all found guilty of murder.  The list of death-row female prisoners who have been detained in the Central Prison […]..Read More

Three prisoners executed at Tabriz and Urmia

Iran executions
Jul 04

A prisoner identified as Mohammad Ali, 52, was hanged today at central prison of Tabriz, norhtwest of Iran. On the same day two other prisoners were hanged at Urmia Prison, also in northwest Iran. The two who have not been identified, were transferred to solitary confinement in preperation for their executions. In another development on […]..Read More

Six prisoners executed in the cities of Tabriz, Sari and Karaj

Iran execution
Jun 28

At least four prisoners were hanged on June 27, 2018, at Rajaie Shahr Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The victims were identified as Safa Ali Jalali, Majid Heydari, Javad Kamani, 32, and Farshid Ghorbani, 38. Another prisoner identified as Mehdi Alami, 33, was hanged at Central Prison of Sari, north of Iran. On Tuesday […]..Read More

Iran executes teen Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi arrested at 14

juvenile executions
Jun 27

Iranian authorities executed teenager Abolfazl Chezani Sharahi this morning at Qom Prison. He was sentenced to death in 2014 on charge of murder while he was 14 years old. Since 2014, he has been sent to solitary confinement four times in preparation for his execution only to be delayed afterwards. The last time he was […]..Read More