News of violations of Human rights in Iran – Nov 5-11th, 2016

News of violations of Human rights in Iran – Nov 5-11th, 2016

Published by on November 15, 2016

executionFollowing is a sum up of just some of the news of executions, arbitrary killings, deaths in custody, inhumane treatment, cruel punishments and death sentences carried out in Iran from Nov 5th until 11th.






Iran hangs 6 people in Mashhad
The head of the Khorasan Razavi Judiciary said that six people were hanged in Mashhad. They were changed with drug related crimes.
Source: (Rokna state-run News Agency – Nov. 7, 2016)

Man hanged in public in Shiraz
The death sentence for a man was carried out in public on charges of rape. He was introduced as Mostafa K aka Saied. The sentence was carried out in the morning.
Source: (Tasnim News state-run News Agency – Nov. 9, 2016)

Iran hangs 2 in Kurdistan

Two prisoners were hanged on the morning of November 8 in Qarveh Prison in Kurdistan.
They were identified as Mohammed Rasoul Heidari and Babak Hasan-Zadeh.
“Mohammed Rasoul was arrested four years and eight months ago while Babak had been in prison for four years, “an informed source said.
Source: (Human Rights in Iran – Nov. 8, 2016)

3 people hanged in Northern Iran
The head of the Gilan Judiciary said that three people were hanged today.
“Today a 54 year old man from Fouman was hanged. He was hanged on charges of drug possession”, he said.
“In addition to this, a 30 year old man from Rasht and a 27 year old from Bandar Anzali were also executed today”, Ahmad Siavashpour added.
All three were executed in the Central Lakan Prison in Rasht.
Source: (Gilan News state-run News Agency – Nov. 5, 2016)

24 year old man hanged in Qazvin
With the presence of judicial officials, a prisoner was hanged in the Central Qazvin Prison. He was identified as 24 year old Hassan Kh. from Sanandaj.
Source: (Mehr state-run News Agency – Nov. 7, 2016)

Iran hangs 2 people in Parsilon Prison on drug related charges
Two prisoners were executed on the charge of drug possession after eight years of incarceration in Parsilon Prison in Khoram Abad. They had no previous crime records.
They were identified as Alireza Darvishi and Hojat and were from the town of Nour Abad in Delfan.
“Both of them were the guardians of several younger siblings”, an informed source said.
Source: (HRA News Agency – Nov. 5, 2016)

Iran hangs 5 people in Kerman Prison
On the dawn of November 10, five people were hanged in Kerman Prison. Three of these prisoners were identified as Gomshad Zehi, Ranjbar and Faramarzpour. Their execution was not mentioned in state-run media.
Source: (HRA News – Nov. 10, 2016)

Man hanged in public in Mashhad
A young man convicted of rape and murder, was hanged in public on November 11 in the Cholmeh Sang Village in Mashhad.
Source: (Jam e Jam Online state-run website – Nov. 11, 2016)

Arbitrary killing
IRGC forces shoot and kill Balouchi man
On Tuesday November 8, Revolutionary Guards Forces shot at a Balouch man from Sarbaz which led to his death. He was identified as 23 year old Hamid Balouch.
Source: ( – Nov. 8, 2016)

Death sentence
majid-takht-ravanchiForeign Ministry official says Iran will never stop execution in EU human rights negotiations.
Speaking on human rights negotiations with Europe, the Europe and US Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that (Europe) should examine human rights issues from a “technical” and not “political” standpoint.
“On some grounds, we have a red line. When the issue of execution comes up we say that we have the capital punishment in the framework of our laws and this is not something we can put away”, Majid Takht Ravanchi said.
“The issue of retribution is Quran related and can in no way be put aside”, he stressed.
Source: (ILNA state-run News Agency – Nov. 11, 2016)

Iran blinds man in both eyes as “retribution”
The head of the Tehran Crimes Affairs Department said that the retribution sentence of a convicted man (to be blinded in both eyes) was carried out.
“Today, with the presence of me and related experts, the retribution for both eyes was carried out”, Mohammad Shahriari said.
Source: (ISNA state-run News Agency – Nov. 8, 2016)


Jailed PMOI supporter beaten for not participating in televised confession
alireza-golipourPolitical prisoner Alireza Golipour was beaten by security forces for refusing to take part in a televised confession. Golipour is suffering from a tumor in his lungs and heart related problems.
He received surgery for his health problems but has been interrogated and tortured by agents of the Intelligence Agency and Revolutionary Guards Forces despite his ailing health.
Goulipour was arrested in 2012 on charges of “exposing” (the wrongdoings) of a number of officials. He has been charged with supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, insulting the Leader, leaking information, propagating against the government and instigating public opinion (against the government).
Source: (Human Rights in Iran – Nov. 10, 2016)


Prison conditions
Prison bans political prisoner from seeing 2 year old grandson.
mansouri-grandsonPolitical prisoner Mohammed Ali Mansouri was banned from seeing his 2-year-old grandson.
On Wednesday November 9, prison officials in the Rajayi Shahr Prison in Karaj did not allow Mansouri to see his grandson.
Source: (Zendan Iran weblog – Nov. 10, 2016)


Prison sentences
Iran arrests Secretary General of Teachers Association
ismael-abdiIsmael Abdi, the Secretary General of the Teachers Association was arrested in his home in Karaj on November 9. According to reports, the arrest was made after his six year prison sentence was confirmed.
Ismael Abdi had been detained for 11 months before this and was temporarily released on bail from Evin Prison.
Source: (ILNA state-run News Agency – Nov. 9, 2016)

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