10 prisoners at imminent risk of execution in IranPublished by International Liberty on January 3, 2016
Ten death-row prisoners were on Sunday transferred to solitary confinement in the notorious Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of the Iranian capital Tehran, in preparation for their imminent execution.
Iran’s fundamentalist regime has upheld the execution sentence for all 10 of the prisoners.
Among the prisoners at imminent risk of execution is Farajollah Hatami who has been imprisoned for the past 12 years
The other prisoners are yet to be identified by name, but they were transferred to solitary confinement from wards 3, 4 and 6 of Gohardasht Prison.
The human rights situation has been deteriorating rapidly in Iran. More than 2,000 individuals have been executed during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure as President of the regime. This is the highest rate of executions in the past 25 years, and it reflects an increase over figures that had already secured Iran’s place as the nation with the most executions per capita.
On December 17, 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution strongly condemning the brutal and systematic violation of human rights in Iran, in particular the mass and arbitrary executions, increasing violence and discrimination against women and ethnic and religious minorities.