Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

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…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,…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…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…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.

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;…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…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…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…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…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.…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.…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…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…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.…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…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…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…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…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…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…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…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,…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.…Read More

Iran executes prisoner at Shirvan Prison

Iran execution
Jun 26

A prisoner was hanged on June 20, 2018, at Shirvan Prison in Northern Khorasan Province. The victim, Iraj Sorkhi, 34, had been on death row since six years ago on murder charges. During the past few years ago at least 14 inmates have been transferred to solitary confinement in prepatation…Read More

Sufi bus driver Mohammad Salas was executed despite evidence of innocence

Sufi bus driver Mohammad Salas
Jun 18

Despite a global campaign to save the life of Sufi bus driver Mohammad Salas, reports indicate this 51-year old member of Iran’s Sufi religious minority group has been executed early this morning in what Amnesty International called a “huge miscarriage of justice.” Salas’s family were instructed to receive the corpse from…Read More

Two death sentences issued in one day in Ramadan

execution in Iran
Jun 06

Only in one day, the Government Medias have published the announcement of two death sentences that has been issued. Shargh Government Newspaper stated on June 3, 2018 that a young boy named Maziar has been sentenced to death on charges of killing another young person. He was sentenced to death…Read More

Iran: The Untold from a Mother, About Her Son’s Execution

Bahman Varmaziyar
May 16

It has been a few weeks since the painful execution of a young athlete in Iran. Bahman Varmaziyar’s death sentence was suspended last minute, and the news of his pardon was also released to his family; but the regime’s judiciary went ahead with his execution the next day, with everyone…Read More

Iran publicly hangs two prisoners in Mashhad

Iran public execution
May 15

Two prisoners were publicly hanged today in Mashhad, capital of Khorasan Province in northeastern Iran, according to the state-run Rokna news agency. The who have not been named by the state media were convicted of raping.    

Iran: Four executions in the cities of Ilam, Zahedan and Urmia

Iran executions
May 15

Four prisoners were executed on Monday, May 14, 2018 in the cities of Ilam, Zahedan and Urmia. All of the victims were found guilty of murder. Two inmates were executed at Urmia Central Prison. They were transferred on Sunday, May 13 to solitary confinement for execution. The two are identified…Read More

Iran: Two prisoners executed in Bandar Abbas and Zahedan

Iran execution
May 13

A prisoner was publicly hanged today in Khalij-e Fars Blvd. of Bandar Abbas, capital of the southern province of Hormozgan. The victim who has not been named by the state media was found guilty of murder. At the same time another prisoner was hanged in the central prison of Zahedan,…Read More

Iran: Prisoner Executed at Rajaee-Shahr Prison in Karaj

prisoner executed
May 11

On Wednesday morning, May 9, 2018, a prisoner was executed at Gohardasht (Rajaee Shahr) Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The prisoner convicted of intentional murder and sentenced to execution (nemesis) is identified as “Reza Hamidi”. Reza was transferred from ward ten of this prison to solitary confinement on May…Read More

Iran: Executions in the cities of Zahedan and Islamabad-e-Qarb

Iran execution
May 05

On Thursday morning, May 3, 2018, Abdolbaset Rahmani, 25, a prisoner from ward six of Zahedan Central Prison was executed. “Abdolbaset was transferred to Quarantine section on Tuesday, May 1st, for the execution process and was executed this morning,” said an informed source. This prisoner was serving for five years in…Read More

Three prisoners were executed in the cities of Isfahan and Karaj

Iran executions
May 01

A man sentenced to death for drug related charges was hanged on Monday in Isfahan Central Prison, central Iran. The prisoner was identified as Kiomars Nasouhi from Kermanshah. “The Prosecutor had told his family that the execution would not be carried out and the family returned home with newfound hope,”…Read More

Iran: Child offender on death row faces fresh charges

Saman Naseem Child offender
Apr 27

Reports indicate Iran’s IRGC is filing newly fabricated charges against Saman Naseem, a Kurdish Iranian, accusing him of killing five IRGC members after his death sentence was commuted to five years behind bars in an appeal court. Saman Naseem was sentenced to death in April 2013 in Mahabad, West Azerbaijan…Read More

Iran: Two death row prisoners kept in state of limbo for 12 years

Iran execution
Apr 27

Two prisoners identified by their first names as Shayan and Bahram, who are residents of Tehran, were sentenced to death 12 years ago for murder, according to the state-run ROKNA news agency. The two men are still kept in an undetermined state because the victim’s family have not followed up…Read More

Iran’s judiciary confirms death and flogging sentence for Mohammad Salas

Mohammad Salas
Apr 26

The Head of Tehran’s Judiciary said that the death sentence for Mohammad Salas, a member of Gonabadi Dervish community and the bus driver in the Pasdaran Street incident which led to the deaths of three agents, was confirmed by the Supreme Court, according to the state-run ISNA news agency. “The…Read More

Iran: Mass execution imminent in Rajaie Shahr Prison

Rajaei Shahr Execution
Apr 25

At least 20 death row prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement in Rajaie Shahr Prison in Karaj. There are concerns that their death sentence would be carried out on Wednesday April 25.  Among the prisoners, an Afghan national identified as Amir Khalili was transferred from Qezel Hesar Prison while another…Read More

Iran: Five prisoners hanged in Urmia Central Prison

Iran executions
Apr 23

At least five prisoners were hanged today in Central Prison of Urmia. Four of the victims were identified as Tayeb Sheikh-Nejad, Ghader Mohammad Hassan, Islam Rashidpour and Soltan. All of the victims who were found guilty of murder, had a last visit with their families on Sunday. According to the latest…Read More