Eight Prisoners Executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in KarajPublished by Tirdad on September 5, 2019
According to Human Rights News Agency, in the morning of 28 August, at least eight prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr prison. These prisoners were transferred to solidarity confinement cells in Rajai Shahr prison to get prepared for execution, on 27 August.
The status of Ali Gharaghaloui, the prisoner of ward 10 of Rajai Shahr prison, who was also transferred to the solidarity confinement cell is still unknown. The news of these executions has not been published by the Iranian media yet.
According to the international organizations, Iran ranks first in the world in executions per capita. Based on 256 reports that have been registered by the Department of Statistics and Publication of Human Rights Activists Association in Iran, 195 death sentences and 236 people with death sentences were executed (including 13 executions in public) in Iran between January 1, 2018 and December 20, 2018.
Six of them were juvenile offenders who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. Secret executions of prisoners reported by the independent sources and the human rights association indicate that 72% of executions are carried out in secret or without any public notice.