Execution of two more prisoners in Urmia and Khorramabad prisons/increasing one-day executions to eight prisoners in Iran
Increasing the number of executions in one day to eight people, With the execution of two more prisoners in Urmia and Khorramabad prisons. The prisoner who executed in Khorramabad had killed a policeman.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on Friday, March 17, 2023, two more prisoners executed in Urmia and Khorramabad prisons. Including these two people, a total of eight people, including 7 prisoners in Urmia Central Prison and one prisoner in Khorramabad Prison, executed in one day.
According to Rokna, on March 17, 2023. A prisoner with an unknown identity executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on charges of murdering a police agent. He was accused of killing a police agent named Rahman Pourdehghan in December 2022.
On the other hand, on the same day. Another prisoner named Hossein Soltani Aliabadi, 51 years old, from Bukan, executed in Urmia Central Prison. Hossein Soltani Aliabadi arrested 10 years ago on drug-related charges and sentenced to death.
He was transferred from Bukan prison to Urmia prison two months ago.
On the same day, 6 prisoners, including the political prisoner Mohi’edin Ebrahimi, executed in Urmia Central Prison.
Increasing in executions in the last month of the year
The number of executions has increased in the last month of the year. In the conditions of repression in Iran, news of many executions, not reported due to silence and government media censorship. It is not possible to obtain accurate statistics. But according to reports, at least 72 men and women have been executed or hanged in Iranian prisons in 26 days.
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