30 June 2019 :
Mehdi Kouhkhani (also Mahdi Koohkhani) and another unknown prisoner were hanged on January 30 at Rajai Shahr prison. According to IHR sources, “Probably they had been transferred to Rajai Shahr for the execution from other prisons or IRGC special wards. Recently, executions are carried out in Rajai Shahr prison under strict secrecy measures. Authorities try their best not to reveal information related to the executions, even to the common soldiers who serve as the prison guards.” Of note, ward 8 of Rajai Shahr prison is under control of IRGC security forces; and political detainees who are under interrogation, are held there. Last year, Rajai Shahr prison was at the top of prisons where executions were carried out. Mehdi Kouhkhani was later identified as coming from ward 10 of Rajai Shahr Prison. He was sentenced for murder charges.