IRAN: SECRET EXECUTIONS AT RAJAI SHAHR PRISON
February 15, 2019:
According to Iran Human Rights sources, two prisoners were executed secretly on the morning of 30 January 2019 at Rajai Shahr prison. IHR could not yet identify them by name. (Source: Iran Human Rights, February 1, 2019)
“Probably they had been transferred to Rajai Shahr for the execution from other prisons or Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps special wards,” the source added, “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.