Executions / Life

July 21, 2014

Man Sentenced to Stoning in Iran’s Northern City

Man Sentenced to Stoning in Iran’s Northern City A man has been sentenced to the punishment of stoning in the northern Iran province of Ghaemshahr. The Bolagh news website wrote that Head of the Ghaemshahr Judiciary in Mazandaran Province issued the stoning ruling. ... read more
July 9, 2014

Inmate Dies at Bandar Abbas Prison after Being Denied Medical Treatment

Inmate Dies at Bandar Abbas Prison after Being Denied Medical Treatment A human rights activist told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Mostafa Nosrati, age 30, an inmate at the Bandar Abbas Central Prison, died on July 2, 2014, three days after he sustained injuries and was denied transfer to a medical facility. ... read more
June 21, 2014

Four Sunni Kurds in Danger of Imminent Execution

Four Sunni Kurds in Danger of Imminent Execution Hamed Ahmadi, Kamal Moulaei, and Jamshid and Jahangir Dehghani are Sunni Kurds who were first arrested and prosecuted for murdering a pro-government Sunni cleric, but they were later acquitted of this charge and then tried at Branch 28 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court under Judge Moghiseh on charges of "moharebeh" (enmity with God) and "acting against national security by supporting opposition Kurdish parties." Their death sentences were upheld at the appeals level. The families of the ... read more
June 20, 2014

Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis, Request Rights Groups

Halt Execution of 33 Sunnis, Request Rights Groups Eighteen rights groups issued a joint statement to demand a halt on execution of 33 Sunni death row inmates, noting unfair trials.... read more
June 16, 2014

Two Iranian-Arabs Executed in Secret

Two Iranian-Arabs Executed in Secret Ali Chabishat and Khaled Mousavi, two Iranian-Arabs from the southern city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan Province, have been secretly executed and buried in a remote area, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned. ... read more
June 9, 2014

Cartoon 86: The Execution

Cartoon 86: The Execution Fars News Agency wrote on Sunday, June 1, 2014 that Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani, a political prisoner charged with moharebeh (enmity with God), was executed inside Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani had been sentenced to death following his arrest in 2008 on charges in connection with his alleged support for the Mojahedin-e Khalgh [...]... read more
June 4, 2014

Iran’s IRGC Commander Admits to Interference in 2009 Election

Iran’s IRGC Commander Admits to Interference in 2009 Election In a newly released video, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, Mohammad Ali Jaafari, in a speech to an audience which appears to be composed of Guard commanders, details the role of the Guards in the 2009 presidential election and the subsequent violent crackdown of the post-election protest movement. ... read more
June 1, 2014

Political Prisoner ٍExecuted Despite Lack of Due Process

Political Prisoner ٍExecuted Despite Lack of Due Process A long-time death-row inmate accused of inciting recent prison disturbances was unexpectedly executed on the morning of June 1, 2014 in Rajaee-Shahr Prison, the semi-official Fars news agency.... read more
May 23, 2014

Cartoon 84: Human Rights Award Given to “Mothers of Khavaran”

Cartoon 84: Human Rights Award Given to “Mothers of Khavaran” Touka Neyestani’s cartoon pays homage to the Mothers of Khavaran, a grassroots organization dedicated to spreading awareness of and seeking justice for the victims of the mass executions of political prisoners carried out by the Islamic Republic in the 1980′s, on the occasion of the group’s being awarded the 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, [...]... read more
May 23, 2014

Human Rights Award Given to “Mothers of Khavaran”

Human Rights Award Given to “Mothers of Khavaran” The Mothers of Khavaran, a grassroots organization dedicated to spreading awareness of and seeking justice for the victims of the mass executions of political prisoners carried out by the Islamic Republic in the 1980's, was awarded the 2014 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, given annually by the South Korean May 18 Memorial Foundation.... read more
May 13, 2014

Eleven Hanged in Five Days on Drug Related Charges

Eleven Hanged in Five Days on Drug Related Charges Nine prisoners found guilty of drug trafficking charges were hanged in the Karoun Prison courtyard in Ahvaz on May 12, 2014, after their sentences were confirmed by the Revolutionary Court, the Prosecutor General, and the Head of the Judiciary, the Khuzestan Province prosecutor's office has announced.... read more
March 26, 2014

Landmine Explosion in Non-Border Area Claims Another Life in Iran

Landmine Explosion in Non-Border Area Claims Another Life in Iran The explosion of a landmine in the Shahdad desert of Kerman Province has left one man dead and three others critically injured. This is the second incident in less than three months of a landmine explosion in a non-border area located in Iran's Lut Desert, at least 300 kilometers from the closest border with Pakistan.... read more