At least 623 executions in 2022, the execution of 273 prisoners more than last year
According to the report prepared by the Iranian Human Rights Society, January 1, 2023. At least 623 executions carried out in Iran’s prisons in 2022, and the death sentence of 273 prisoners executed more than last year.
Iran, with a population of more than 85 million people, of which more than 30% are young people, is struggling with an autocratic and dictatorial government.
Maintaining foundations of the corrupt and bloody government of Velayat al-Faqih is based on execution and prison. In this report, we comment on the executions in 2022 so that the dimensions of the oppression of the Iranian people can be clearly seen.
According to statistics compiled by our colleagues in the Iranian Human Rights Society, at least 623 prisoners were executed in Iranian prisons in 2022. Obviously, due to censorship and repression, this number is not complete and the actual number of executions is higher.
We remind you that in the year 2021, a total of 350 prisoners executed under the rule of Velayat al-Faqih. The statistics recorded in 2022 indicate the expansion of executions compared to 2021. And at least 273 more prisoners have been executed since 2021.
The charges attributed to the prisoners who were sentenced to death mainly related to drugs and murder. And in some cases, the killing of government agents has also been declared as one of the accusations.
Ranking of the country’s provinces according to the number of prisoners executed in that province
Statistical report of executions in 2022 (623 executions)
Execution of men: 608 people
Execution of women: 15 people
The total number of executions: 623 people
In this list, the names of 12 political prisoners can be seen, two of whom were hanged in public. 5 children also executed in 2022.
The first rank of executions in the country belongs to Sistan and Baluchistan province. The corrupt rule of the mullahs keeps the people of this province in poverty and unemployment despite their capital and wealth, and arrests and executes them on false charges.
The second place of executions is from Alborz province, where death sentences are carried out weekly in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) and Central Karaj prisons.
Names of provinces and the number of executions in each province: ( 623 executions in 2022 )
East Azarbaijan Province: 5 people
West Azarbaijan province: 13 people
Ardabil province: 8 people
Isfahan province: 39 people
Alborz province: 94 people
Ilam province: 12 people
Bushehr province: 2 people
Tehran province: 5 people
Razavi Khorasan province: 33 people
South Khorasan province: 13 people
North Khorasan province: 1 person
Khuzestan province: 5 people
Zanjan province: 12 people
Semnan province: 3 people
Sistan and Baluchistan province: 104 people
Fars province: 86 people
Qazvin province: 10 people
Qom province: 20 people
Kurdistan province: 4 people
Kerman province: 5 people
Kermanshah province: 9 people
Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad province: 3 people
Golestan province: 20 people
Gilan province: 13 people
Lorestan province: 18 people
Mazandaran province: 16 people
Central Province: 28 people
Hormozgan province: 16 people
Hamadan province: 13 people
Yazd province: 9 people
Place of execution unknown: 4 people
Execution of political prisoners
Last year, 12 political prisoners hanged in Iranian prisons.
Two of them, Majidreza Rahnavard and Mohsen Shekari, were among the detainees of 2022 nationwide uprising, both of whom executed in December 2022.
Mohsen Shekari was one of detainees of Iran’s nationwide uprising, who executed on the charge of “Maharebeh by injuring a repressive force and closing the street” on 17 Azar 1401 equal to 8 December 2022 in Gohardasht prison.
Majidreza Rahnavard Paaindeh, one of detainees of Iran’s nationwide uprising, hanged in public in Mashhad on 21st of Azar 1401 equal to 12th of December 2022.
Majidreza Rahnavard a 23-year-old athlete and a resident of Mashhad. He participated in protests in Mashhad on November 17 and arrested on November 19 on charge of killing two Basij members. His first court hearing was on Tuesday, November 29, less than 10 days after his arrest. which held in Revolutionary Court of Mashhad presided over by Seyedhadi Mansouri and was sentenced to death. This verdict was then confirmed in Supreme Court and hastily executed in public at dawn on Monday, December 12.
Another political prisoner executed this year was Abdulbaset Rigi from deprived Baloch people. He executed on 27 January 1400, equivalent to 17 January 2022, in Zahedan Central Prison. He accused of killing udge Karimi and Imam of al-Sunnah Saravan Sheikh Ali Dehwari.
Ather executions in different cities
Mehran Naghdi and Jahanbakhsh Abbasi accused of Moharebeh (corruption on earth), setting fire to a gas station in Dareh Garm neighborhood of Khorramabad and killing 2 police gents in 1997. These two prisoners executed on January 12, 2022, in Khorramabad Central Prison.
Majed Amouri and Ghadir Naseri executed on June 7, 2022, in Sepidar prison. In 2018, Majed Amouri clashed with the security forces in protest against the arrest of his older brother Rasul Amouri. He sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Ahvaz on the charge of armed action and conflict with agents in the car carrying his brother and killing of a police officer named Navid Haghighatshenas.
Firouz Musalo, a Kurdish political prisoner, executed in Urmia central prison without informing his family and lawyer on June 30, 1401, equal to June 20, 2022.
Iman Sebzekar who was a simple worker. He arrested on charge of killing the corrupt police agent Ali Akbar Ranjbar in Bidzard police station. On August 1, 1401, equal to July 23, 2022, he executed in public at the place where the murder took place in Bidzard.
Mohsen Ghanbarzahi and Ainullah Ghanbarzahi executed on 12 September 1401 equal to 3 September 2022. They accused of acting against national security, communicating with groups opposing regime and killing 3 military officers.
Rashid Baloch (Shoaib Askani), Ishaq Askani, 2 Baloch political prisoners executed on charge of killing 7 military officers. On November 17, 1401, equal to November 8, 2022, in Zahedan Central Prison. They were traveling from the border of Pakistan to Iran when they arrested by the border agents.
Suppression of nationwide protests in 2022. ( At least 623 executions in 2022 )
The judicial system has accused a large number of detainees to corruption on earth (Moharebeh).
Currently, about 100 people arrested in the nationwide uprising are facing charges of Moharebeh. And some of themsentenced to death. This issue has brought widespread international condemnation.
The nationwide protests of the Iranian people in 2022 started on September 18 and are still continuing after the passage of about three and a half months. In order to prevent the spread of these protests, the government repression apparatus has killed protesters, arrested them and issued death sentences to them.
Tens of thousands of young people and citizens arrested in more than 100 days since the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people. Or they sent to torture centers, temporary detention centers and prisons.
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