According to statistics center of Iran Human Rights Society, on the World Day Against Death Penalty, number of executions was at least 586 in the last year
Coinciding with the world Day against the Death Penalty, the number of executions in Iran from October 10, 2021, to October 10, 2022, reached at least 586.
Iranian Human Rights Society; October 10, 2022; Coinciding with the world Day Against Death Penalty, the one-year report of executions in Iran from October 10, 2021, to October 10, 2022, will be published.
According to the statistics center of Iran Human Rights Society, the number of executions was at least 586 in the last year. This is while many death sentences are carried out secretly and not published or reflected anywhere.
The number of executions in the last one year has almost doubled compared to the same date last year.
With Ebrahim Raisi coming to power, the process of executions has accelerated significantly and increased drastically.
All execution cases, name by name with date, charge and place of execution, are available at the Iranian Human Rights Society and can be presented.
Statistical report of executions from October 10, 2021, to October 10, 2022 (World Day Against Death Penalty)
Total number of executions: 586 cases
Execution of men: 565 cases
Execution of women: 21 cases
Political execution + accusations of killing government officials: 13 cases
Execution of child offenders: 8 cases
Execution in public: 1 case
More than 20% of those executed are Baloch compatriots.
Number of executions based on some of the most important charges
Drugs: 236 cases
Charges of murder: 285 cases
Rape: 21 cases
15 cases of armed robbery and fighting
Political charges and killing of government officials: 21 cases
- Several unspecified accusations
Provinces where death sentences have been carried out based on number of executions (World Day Against Death Penalty)
Sistan and Baluchestan: 86 cases
Alborz: 83 cases
Fars: 76 cases
Isfahan: 42 cases
Khorasan Razavi: 28 cases
Qom: 20 cases
Golestan: 20 cases
Central: 18 items
West Azerbaijan: 16 cases
Lorestan: 15 cases
Hormozgan: 15 cases
Kerman: 14 cases
Mazandaran: 12 cases
Zanjan: 12 cases
Ilam: 11 cases
Kermanshah: 11 cases
Yazd: 10 executions
Ardabil: 10 cases
Qazvin: 9 cases
Mad Khorasan: 9 cases
Gilan: 9 cases
Khuzestan: 7 cases
Kurdistan: 6 cases
Kahkiloyeh and Boyerahmad: 5 executions
Tehran: 5 cases
East Azerbaijan: 5 cases
Semnan: 3 cases
Hamadan: 2 cases
Bushehr: 1 case
North Khorasan: 1 case
- A few cases where the place of execution is unknown
As can be seen in these statistics, unfortunately, the most numerous executions take place in Sistan and Baluchistan and among the Baloch compatriots. Most of death sentences in Balochistan are carried out on the charge of “drugs”. While many Baloch activists believe that drug charges are just an excuse. And to speed up the execution of Baloch countrymen to take revenge on them.
Execution in public:
During the past year, a public execution carried out in Shiraz.
Iman Sabzikar was executed in public in Shiraz at 5:40 am on July 23, 2022. He was accused of murdering Ali Akbar Ranjbar, a police officer.
Before this execution, the public execution of prisoners had been stopped for two years during the outbreak of the Corona virus.
Political executions on charges of killing government officials:(World Day Against Death Penalty)
The number of political executions and executions accused of murdering government officials has also increased in this period. As the protests escalated, the accusations of killing government officials, especially the police and security forces, and the Basij were very high.
The judiciary has prioritized these executions to create terror and frighten the citizens. Also, the distance between arrest and execution in such cases is very short. And even according to the system’s own rules, in many cases it is illegal.
Many prisoners are not even allowed to have an appointed lawyer, or their lawyers are not allowed full access to file. (Example of the execution of Iman Sabzikar
High number of prisoners awaiting execution:
Despite the proposal to amend the death penalty law regarding drug charges, currently the number of executions on drug charges is very high. Among them, we can mention Qezalhasar prisons and Karaj Central prison. It stated in a report that reached the Iranian Human Rights Society and published earlier. “There are many prisoners under death sentence in the central prisons of Karaj and Qazalhisar. And it is suspected that according to received news, speed of execution of death sentences will accelerate. Karaj Central Prison has ten halls, in each hall there are at least 100 people under death sentence. This means that at least a thousand people are under death sentence in this prison.”
Expediting execution of death sentences in Iran:
The Iranian Human Rights Society announced on February 11, 2022. The general crimes prosecutor went to Gohardasht prison and issued an order to determine assignment of 300 ordinary prisoners sentenced to death who are accused of murder. After this action, the execution of Gohardasht prison took action to open the case of 300 prisoners sentenced to death. Therefore, if families of victims do not give their consent, these prisoners will be executed.
Also, Iran International announced in a report that it has obtained documents. based on which the judicial authorities have put execution cases on their agenda with urgency.
Amnesty International also on Wednesday, July 27, 2022. In a report, he warned about the terrible wave of executions in Iran and demanded to stop it.
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