15 October 2020 :
According to Iran Human Rights, four male prisoners were executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj on 13 October 2020.
Three of the prisoners had been sentenced to death for murder and one for moharebeh (enmity against God) through armed robbery.
The identities of three of the prisoners have been established as Mohammad Yadi, Mehdi Ali and Saman Yameni.
The fourth prisoner’s identity has yet to be established at the time of writing.
An informed source who provided the information to IHR, said: “Mohammad Yadi had been a fugitive for 12 years and had also spent 12 years behind bars until his execution. He had taken the rap for his brother so he could flee the Country but his brother was killed in a car accident in England. The victim’s family and officials knew that he had nothing to do with the murder but they arrested and executed him.”
The source also said of Mehdi Ali: “He had been involved in the robbery of a gold shop and accused of moharebeh (enmity against God).
Speaking about Saman Yameni, the source continued: “Saman and his brother Sasan were arrested for killing an elderly woman during a robbery. Initially, Sasan had been sentenced to death and Saman sentenced to 15 years in prison, however, Sasan appealed the decision and with the influence of the victim’s family, the appellate court sentenced both to death. They executed Sasan two years ago and today, Saman’s sentence was carried out. This is despite the fact that from the outset, forensic doctors had confirmed that the victim had died of fear and a heart attack.”
At the time of publication, the execution of these four prisoners has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.