Three prisoners of Ghezel Hesar prison, whose family’s protest rally was suppressed by police forces, also executed
According to the Iranian Human Rights Center, on Saturday, May 30, 2023. Six prisoners executed on charges of drugs, murder, and money laundering in Ghezel Hesar, Zahedan, and Gohardasht prisons.
Statistics show that in the new year, more than three hundred prisoners executed in Iranian prisons.
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, four prisoners named Saeed Gravand, Shahab Mansouri Nesab. Shahram Sharqi, and Samad Gravand were executed in Ghezel Hesar prison on charges related to drugs.
These prisoners transferred to prison quarantine the day before. Their families and relatives protested this by gathering in front of Ghezel Hesar prison. But the officers confronted them with beatings, firing tear gas and bullets, and dispersed them.
On the same day, a prisoner named Shahroz Sokhanveri. A prisoner accused of money laundering and human trafficking, executed in Gohardasht prison. On May 17, 2023, he transferred to solitary confinement to execute the death sentence.
In addition, on the same day. Asef Shah Bakhsh, 30 years old, from Dezap Zahedan, executed on the charge of murder. He has been in prison since 2020.
Including the execution of these six prisoners, more than three hundred people executed in Iranian prisons in the new year.
On May 16, 1402, Amnesty International announced regarding the increase in executions in Iran that Iran carried out executions in the new year by 83% more than last year.
This report states: “In 2022, at least 883 people executed in the world, which is fifty-three percent more than in 2021. The reason for this terrible jump is the killing policy in Iran and Saudi Arabia. The number of executions in Iran has increased by 83% and in Saudi Arabia it has tripled. By executing 576 people, Iran is responsible for 65% of all executions in the world.
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