Iran Executions Timeline since 1st January

Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

Sep 27

Iran’s Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence Against Prisoner After 29 Years

Iran's Supreme Court Uphold Death Sentence Against Prisoner After 29 Years of Limbo

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against a prisoner who suffered almost 29 years on death row. The prisoner, Moein Salavarzi has languished in a cruel limbo after being arrested and charged with murdering his brother in 1991. In a phone call to his family last week, the…Read More

Sep 15

Abrupt Execution of Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Shrouded in Secrecy

Abrupt Execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari

The abrupt execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari on September 12 has cast doubts about the nature of his death. The regime Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) threatened Navid’s father, mother and two brothers in Sangar Shir village of Shiraz before delivering the body and only allowing them to…Read More

Sep 15

Strange Ambiguities in the Execution of Navid Afkari, Lawyer Points Out

The hasty execution of Navid Afkari was not compatible with any of the principles of the Iranian Judiciary, said Babak Paknia, a certified lawyer in Iran. The sudden execution of Navid Afkari has shocked his team of lawyers. In an interview on Sunday, September 13, Babak Paknia said he had…Read More

Sep 14

Audio Reveals Navid Afkari Had no Clues About His Execution

Audio Reveals Navid Afkari Had no Clues About His Execution

Audio reveals Navid Afkari had no clues about his execution. A two-minute audio recording of Navid Afkari’s last phone call, circulated on social media on Monday, September 14, shows that he had no information about his imminent execution. According to the published information, Navid Afkari called his brother at 11:23…Read More

Sep 12

Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Executed Despite International Outcries

Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Executed Despite International Outcries

Wrestling Champion Navid Afkari Executed Despite International Outcries: Navid Afkari was executed this morning in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz. His family were told that he had been hanged. Despite widespread international outcries in Iran and around the world to stop his execution, the Iranian regime hanged the young Iran protester…Read More

Aug 18

Authorities Execute Five Inmates in Northwest Iran Prison

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Iranian authorities executed five people including a woman on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, in the Central Prison of Mashhad, known as Vakilabad Prison. Three of those executed are identified as Ardeshir Bahadori, Ali Gholami Aghuyi, and Marzieh Ebrahimipour. Their executions have not yet been announced by the state media at…Read More

Aug 06

Executed Iranian Protester Tortured to Make False Confession

Iran Protester Mostafa Salehi was Tortured to Make Confessions

New information from inside Iran indicates that Iranian protester Mostafa Salehi who was hanged on August 5, 2020, in Isfahan had been subjected to vicious tortures to confess the killing on an IRGV member. He never accepted the charges but was still hanged despite the lack of evidence. A source…Read More

Aug 05

Iran Executes Tortured Protester Mostafa Salehi in Isfahan

Iran Executes Mostafa Salehi Arrested in Protests

Iran’s official Judiciary news agency announced that Mostafa Salehi, a young man arrested for participating in late 2017 and early 2018 protests was hanged at dawn today in a prison in Isfahan, central Iran. Mostafa Salehi was one of the protesters arrested during the nationwide protests in 2017-18 in the…Read More

Aug 04

Iran Executes Woman After 6 Years on Death Row

woman executed in Iran

A young woman was executed on August 2, 2020, in the Central Prison of Mashhad, the state-run media reported today. The woman identified only by her first name, Mehri, had already served six years on the death row. According to the state-run Khorasan daily the executed woman was accused of…Read More

Jul 14

Iran Executes Two Kurdish Inmates Tortured to Confess

Iran Executed Two Kurdish Inmates Tortured to Confess

Iran executed two Kurdish Inmates on Tuesday in the central prison of Urmia despite serious concerns that they were tortured into making bogus confessions. The two prisoners, Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah who were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court in Mahabad for “enmity against God” and being…Read More

Jul 09

Iran Executes Man For Drinking Alcohol in Mashhad Prison

Iran Executes Man For Drinking Alcohol in Mashhad Prison

Iran executed a man on Wednesday for “drinking alcohol” in Mashhad Central Prison. Hossein Habibi Shahri, the prisoner’s lawyer, reported that his client, the father of two, had been sentenced to death for “drinking alcohol for the sixth time,” and that his sentence was carried out on July 9, 2020…Read More

Jun 24

Death Certificate Indicates Political Prisoner Killed by Firing Squad

Hedayat Abdullahpour

Forty-four days after the execution of Kurd political prisoner Hedayat Abdullahpour, his family learned that he was killed by a firing squad on May 11. Based on a death certificate handed over to Hedayat Abdullahpour’s family, they confirmed today that his execution was carried out in a barrack in the…Read More

Jun 14

Upwards of 100 inmates executed in Iran since January 2020

Iran executions

More than 100 inmates have been executed in Iran from January to mid-June 2020. At least 30 of these executions have been announced by official and semi-official press and media, and the other 79 were carried out in secret. At least two women were hanged in January 2020.  One of…Read More

Jun 10

Iran Secretly Hangs Kurdish Political Prisoner Hedayat Abdollahpour

Hedayat Abdollahpour

The father of a Kurdish political prisoner Hedayat Abdollahpour, was told today that his son was executed 20 days ago. Neither his family nor his lawyer were informed about the execution and were not given the customary “last visit” with their loved one. According to human rights groups, Abdollahpour’s body…Read More

Apr 24

Iran Executes Baluchi Prisoner Despite Claim of Forced Confession

Zahedan prison

Iranian authorities executed a Baluchi political prisoner today in Zahedan, in Southeast Iran. Abdulvaset Dahani, 30, charged with moharebeh (enmity with God) was hanged today in Zhedan Prison. He had been on death row since four year ago. His family were allowed to go to the prison on Wednesday for…Read More

Apr 23

Iran quickly hangs 11 more prisoners before Ramadan

Iranian authorities have executed at least 11 prisoners in the past two days in Raja’i Shahr, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Dastgerd prisons. Seven prisoners were hanged On Wednesday, April 22, in Raja’i Shahr Prison in Karaj, near the capital Tehran. All of them were taken to solitary confinement on Sunday. Six of…Read More

Apr 21

Iran Hangs Juvenile Offender Who Fled After Coronavirus Prison Unrest

Shayan Saeedpour

Iranian authorities executed a juvenile offender today in a prison in the city of Saqqez, in Kurdestan province, western Iran. Shayan Saeedpour was arrested and sentenced to death for murder as a juvenile. On March 27, Saeedpour had managed to escape along with tens of other inmates during a protest…Read More

Apr 11

Iran executes Kurdish political prisoner following prison riot

Iran executed Kurdish political prisoner Mostafa Salimi

Iran executed Kurdish political prisoner Mostafa Salimi in Saqqez Prison on Saturday morning, April 11, 2020. Mr. Salimi, 53, was on death row for 17 years. Recently, he managed to break out of prison during the riots in the Prison of Saqqez on March 27. He was extradited to Iran…Read More

Feb 12

Two prisoners hanged in Adelabad Prison of Shiraz

Two prisoners hanged in Adelabad Prison

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

Feb 02

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