IRAN: EIGHT INMATES EXECUTED AT RAJAII SHAHR PRISON OF KARAJ
December 20, 2017:
Iran hanged eight inmates in Rajaii Shahr Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran. The prisoners had been transferred to solitary confinement on December 18, in a group of 10, in preparation for their executions. (Sources: IranHRM, 20/12/2017)
Four of the victims are identified as Mostafa Chardouli, Amirabbas Ardestari, Nima Esmailian and 24-year-old Hamid Abdollahi, who had been on death row since five years ago.
Two prisoners identified as Mohammad Ghobad and Ali Masoumi have had their executions scheduled but were postponed at the last minute.