According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, August 29, at least two prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison. The prisoners, sentenced to death on murder charges, were transferred to the solitary confinement on Monday, August 27.

One of the prisoners was named Mojtaba Asadi, who was transferred to the solitary confinement from ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison. The other prisoner was an Afghan citizen who was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison from the Alien Section of Ghezel Hesar prison. The prisoner has not been identified so far.

A close source told IHR, “He had been in prison for murder for 22 years. He was transferred to the solitary confinement while he was on hunger strike and had sewn his lips.”

Another prisoner named Shamsali Abdollahi was also transferred to the solitary confinement who returned to his cell by asking for time from the plaintiffs.

The execution of these prisoners has not been announced by the state-run media so far.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.

Source » iranhr