06 March 2020 :
A man, identified only as Hamid, was hanged at Ghezel-Hesar Prison of Karaj the last week of February. A “homeless” man who had been arrested for robbery, was last week hanged after he had “confessed to committing murder” under interrogations. The prisoner who is identified as Hamid by the Iranian Davat-Online website, was hanged at Ghezel-Hesar Prison of Karaj the last week of February. The exact date of the execution is not known. According to the website, Hamid was a homeless man who was arrested three years ago for robbery. However, he had “confessed” to committing two murders during the interrogation. It is not known under what circumstances the confession was extracted. Ghezel Hesar prison is the largest state prison in Iran. As of 2011 it was holding about 20,000 prisoners. It is located in Ghezel Hesar, city of Karaj, 20 km northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran (there are two other prisons around Karaj: Rajai Shahr prison and the Central Prison at Karaj).