Iran Executions Timeline Since 1st January 2017

Iran executions timeline

Minor sentenced to death in gross miscarriage of justice in city court

Saleh Shariati
Apr 05

Saleh Shariati was forced to confess to murder under torture when was under 18 years old. He was then sentenced to death in court without any evidence and only upon the oath of 50 men from the family of the deceased man, who were not even witnesses to the death. Most of them did not […]

Iran: At least 4 minors hanged last Persian year

juvenile executions
Mar 27

By going ahead with juvenile executions Iranian authorities have failed to adhere to all of their obligations under international law. Despite huge public and international opposition, Iran continued to juvenile executions and sentencing juveniles to death in the last Persian year. Four minor offenders were executed after they reached 18 in the past (Persian) year. […]

Iran: 21-year-old woman to be sent to the gallows

woman sentenced to death
Mar 27

The death sentence for a young woman was confirmed by the Supreme Court, according to the state-run Aftab news agency. The woman named Mojgan is charged with murdering her husband two years ago in July 2015 when she was 21. Prior to this, the woman was acquitted of the murder charges and was sentenced to […]

Minor offender on verge of execution despite evidenced psychological issues

Mohammad Kalhori
Mar 21

Mohammad Kalhori, a student who killed his teacher due to psychological problems in 2014 will probably be hanged in the upcoming days. Mohammad was sentenced to three years of prison and paying diyah (blood money) in a court of first instance due to his psychological problems, but after complaints by the victim’s family and involvement […]

Iran publicly hangs two brothers, executes father of twin girls

public execution
Mar 15

Two brothers were publicly hanged early morning today in Gachsaran, south west Iran‌, according to the state-run Rokna news agency. They were charged with armed robbery from a jewelry during which they killed two tradesmen late 2017. Incessant executions have been stepped up, only days before the Iranian calendar new year. In yet another case […]

Iran: 22-year-old man hanged in Ilam Prison

Iran executions
Mar 08

On the morning of Wednesday March 7, the death sentence for a Kurd man from Sivan in Ilam was carried out in the Central Ilam Prison. He was identified as 22-year-old Ayoub Babakhani. Ayoub was sentenced to death three years ago on charges of murdering a person close to him.

Iran: Man Accused of Killing anti-riot forces could be imminently executed

Dervish Gonabadi protesters
Mar 06

Speaking with the state-run Fars news agency Hossein Rahimi, the capital’s police chief, announced that the driver of a bus who allegedly ran over and killed three members of anti-riot units will be executed within a few weeks. “With the coordination that has taken place with the judiciary, the bus driver that drove over the […]

Iran: 3 Kurd men hanged in Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah

Iran execution
Mar 04

At the morning hours of Saturday March 4, three Kurd inmates were executed at Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah, western Iran. Two of the victims are identified as Keyvan Rashkhar, 27, and Masoud Vakili, 27. Both had been found guilty of murder. Keyvan Rashkhar, a musician who published his latest album in 2010, was sentenced to […]

Iran: Two inmates were executed in western cities of Hamedan and Ilam

Iran execution
Mar 03

A young man identified as Hamid Imani was executed on March 1, in the Central Prison of Hamedan western Iran. He had lingered on death row since 10 years ago. Another inmate, Ehsan Yaghoubi was hanged on March 2, in the Central Prison of Ilam, also in western Iran. Both were found guilty of murder. […]

Iran: List of 57 death row prisoners in Gohardasht Prison

Iran human rights
Mar 03

Reports indicate around 1/3 of the inmates held in ward 10 of Gohardasht (Rajaei Shahr) Prison in Karaj, west of Tehran, are on death row. 264 inmates are held in this ward, of which 86 are on death row. 57 of the death row inmates are identified as follows; Azad Ordoukhani Ali Avaz-Zadeh Baratali Rahimi […]

Iran: Young Kurdish man executed in Central Prison of Ilam

Iran execution
Mar 02

A Kurdish man was hanged on February 28, 2018, in Central Prison of Ilam, in western Iran. Mehdi Kazemnia 28, was found guilty of murder. A blood money in exchange for the victim’s execution was accepted. Being poor the family could not pay. In Iran, convicted murderers have one last chance to escape the gallow […]

Iran: Two men executed in Ahwaz

Seyed Habib Rahmani
Feb 21

On Thursday, February 15, the Ahwaz Intelligence Department announced the execution of two young Arab men.  The two have been identified as Seyed Habib Rahmani and Mehdi Hardani. Thirty-year-old Rahmani was married and had three children. His family were threatened by the Intelligence Department that they could not hold a funeral for their son. The […]

Holder of Ph.D. from Strasburg University and law degree from Tehran University hanged in Rajaie Shahr Prison amidst media silence

Karim Zargar
Feb 15

State run media announced the execution of a person they described as “a middle aged man who was charged with establishing a mysticism institution in Tehran” on February 12. The man was actually Karim Zargar, the head of the Path to Wisdom (Eckankar) Institute, the former head of the Seda and Sima College, law graduate […]

Iran hangs at least 6 inmates of Gohardasht Prison

Rajaei Shahr Execution
Feb 14

At least six inmates were executed today in Gohardasht Prison of Karaj. The victims included Farnam Farinam and Morteza Shafaghi. One victim was an Afghan national. Three were tortured and taken to the execution scene, but temporarily returned. They include: Saeed Ranjbar, Mohammad Omrani and Mohammad Saleh Dowlat-abadi. Nooses were placed around their necks and […]

Iran: Minor offender one step away from execution

Pouria Tabaie
Feb 14

Minor offender Pouria Tabaie was sentenced to death for murder and is now on death row in Rajaie Shahr prison in Karaj. Pouria Tabaie was born on July 17, 1992. He was 16 on the day he carried out the murder on July 17, which falls on his birthday. The 113th Branch of the Tehran […]

Iran: 3 minor offenders hanged in Iran including young bride

young bride
Feb 03

The Judiciary of the Islamic republic of Iran hanged two minor offenders in one day on Tuesday January 30. The last minor to be hanged was identified as Mahboubeh Mofidi. She was hanged in Noshahr Prison on charges of killing her husband when she was 17. This is the third execution of a minor in […]

Iran: Young man hanged for theft in Yasouj

Abbas Rad
Feb 02

On the morning of January 31, a 29-year-old man identified as Abbas Rad was hanged in Yasouj, capital of Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province. He was wounded on December 18, 2015 after he was shot and was then arrested by security forces. In an attack to his place of residence, the locals and women were […]

Iran executes young man who was child at the time of arrest

juvenile execution
Jan 30

A 22-year-old man was executed on January 30, 2018 in the central prison of Bushehr, southern Iran. The victim, Ali Kazemi was found guilty of murder in 2011. He was only 15 years old at the time the crime was committed. The execution, which has not been made public by the state media was carried […]

Iran: Woman executed in northern city of Noshahr

woman executed
Jan 30

A woman was executed today, January 30, 2018, in the northern city of Noshahr. She had been held on death row since four years ago. There is no further information available on the identity of the victim. The woman’s family tried very much to prevent this execution, to no avail and the poor woman was […]