From July 10 to 21, at least 14 inmates were executed in Isfahan Prison on drug-related charges. On Monday, July 19, 2021, the death sentence was carried out for Hossein Sadeghi on drug-related charges.
At dawn on Wednesday, July 14, two prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.
Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei last year decided to contract his government and started slowly to eliminate the figures of the so-called reformist faction in the hope of strengthening its government and being able to face upcoming protests and as well external crises. The final bullet of this decision was the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s president, not least because the overwhelming majority of the people of Iran boycotted the presidential election.
Farzan Masoumzadeh and Omid Yari who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed in Rasht Central Prison on Wednesday.
Raouf Rezaeifar, Mohammad Farokhi and Hashem Bavarmand who were on death row for drug charges have been executed in Isfahan Central Prison. At least 48 prisoners, including one woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021.
Mehdi Ghanbari who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on July 10. Several other prisoners were also transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.
Idris Gergij and Hashem Torabi, two inmates who were previously sentenced to death for murder, were executed last week at Zahedan Prison.
On June 30, a 70-year-old prisoner who had previously been sentenced to death for the murder of his wife was executed in Mashhad Prison after 9 years.
At dawn on Sunday, July 4, three prisoners, one of whom was a juvenile offender, were executed in Urmia Prison despite Amnesty International’s pleas for the execution to be halted.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the identities of the two prisoners have been confirmed as 25-year-old Farhad Najafi, and 23-year-old Ali Ahmadi.
On Wednesday, June 30, a prisoner who had previously been sentenced to death on charges of murder was executed in Mashhad Prison.