Execution of six prisoners in Kerman, Yasouj and Central Karaj prisons
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on January 4 and 8, 2023, at least six prisoners were executed in Kerman, Yasouj and Central Karaj prisons.
According to Haal Vsh, on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Two Baloch prisoners named Mohammad Rasul Shah Bakhsh (Noti Zahi) and Akhtar Mohammad (surname unknown) were executed on drug charges.
Mohammad Rasul Shah Bakhsh (Noti Zahi) was the son of Anoushirvan, 44 years old, married and had several children. In 2015, when arresting Mohammad Rasool Shah Bakhsh, the agents shot 8 bullets in his stomach and leg and injured him. He was sentenced to death by the Kerman court without having the right to a lawyer.
Despite the violation of the death sentence by the Supreme Court, Judge Ghorbani, head of branch one of the Kerman Revolutionary Court, insisted on his execution.
Six prisoners executed in three prisons.
There is no information about the full name and details of another prisoner who was executed in Kerman prison.
Also, on the same day, Sunday, January 8, 2023, a prisoner named Majid Sadaqat was executed in Yasouj prison on charges of murder.
Previously, on January 4, 2023, three prisoners were executed in Karaj Central Prison on charges related to “drugs”.
The name of one of the executed prisoners was Rasul Mohammadi from Noorabad Lorestan and he had one child.
The other two prisoners who were transferred from Ward 4 to solitary confinement are unknown.
Including these executions, at least 29 prisoners were executed in Iran’s prisons within 18 days. Among those who were executed, two political prisoners were executed from those detained during nationwide protests in Iran.
On Saturday, January 7, 2023. Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Seyed Mohammad Hosseini, two protesters of the 2022 nationwide demonstration, executed in Karaj Central Prison. Mohammad Mehdi Karami and Sayyed Mohammad Hosseini sentenced to death for the murder of a Basij member named Ruhollah Ajamian. Both prisoners were tortured and forced to confess.
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