IRAN: EIGHT PRISONERS EXECUTED ON MURDER AND MOHAREBEH CHARGES
September 28, 2016: Eight prisoners sentenced to death for murder and Moharebeh (enmity against God) charges were reportedly hanged at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison (Alborz province, northern Iran).
According to close sources, on September 22, eleven prisoners at Rajai Shahr were transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions.Â
The execution sentences of eight of them were reportedly carried out on September 28.Â
The other three prisoners were returned to their cells after their executions were stopped by the complainants on their case files.
A close source who asked to be anonymous has confirmed the names of the prisoners: Ali Rabizadeh, Majid Gonjehali, Adnan Anwar, Hossein Karimi, Mohammad Jafari, Karim Hatamzadeh, Farajollah Hatami, and Mehdi Alizadeh.Â
According to the source, Karim Hatamzadeh was executed on Moharebeh charges related to armed robbery, the other seven were executed on murder charges. (Source: Iran Human Rights, September 29, 2016)