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New Reports: Daily Secret Executions in Rajai Shahr Prison


Iran Human Rights, February 4: According to reports from reliable sources, Iranian authorities are executing in increasing numbers in Rajai Shahr Prison, west of Tehran.

According to sources, prisoners are being transferred out of their wards daily and the execution of several of them have been confirmed.

On January 27, two prisoners, Masoud Alimoradi and Mahmoud Nezami were hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison.

None of the executions have been announced by the Iranian authorities.

On February 3 one prisoner was transferred from ward 3 of Rajai Shahr Prison and on February 4 one prisoner identified as "Ali Mohammadzadeh" was transferred from ward 1 for execution.

Sources say that prisoners are normally transferred to Evin Prison for execution on Tuesdays, but for the past two months Iranian authorities have been executing prisoners in a hall newly built in Rajai Shahr Prison. Prisoners are removed from their ward for execution without prior notice. In some cases authorities allow visits to families the night before the execution. Executions can take place on any day of the week. Death row prisoners in Rajai Shahr Prison live each day in constant fear of execution.

Earlier today IHR published a report about weekly mass executions in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad. Recent reports indicate that Iranian authorities have increased secret and unannounced executions.

IHR urges the UN and the international community to intervene to stop the execution wave in Iran. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: "We are very concerned for Rajai Shahr prisoners. They live under constant fear and many of them might be in imminent danger of execution. We urge the international community to react now."

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