According to Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources, 5 death row prisoners, mainly sentenced to death for murder charges, were transferred to solitary confinement at Rajai-Shahr prison on Tuesday, June 3. The death sentences are scheduled to be carried out next week.

IHR Annual Reports on the Death Penalty in Iran during the last five years show that a significant portion of all qisas executions every year are carried out in Rajai Shahr prison (previously known as Gohardasht Prison).

In 2019, at least 68 qisas sentences were carried out in Rajai Shahr prison. This counts for 30% of total qisas executions and 24% of all executions for all charges in the country.

Source » iranhr