Iran Executes Several Prisoners in July

Two Kurdish prisoners were executed by the Iranian regime in the central prison of Urmia on Tuesday on the trumped up charge of waging war on God (Moharebeh).


Diako Rasoulzadeh and Saber Sheikh Abdollah were arrested in 2014 and were tortured by agents in the Intelligence Office of Mahabad for a year before being sentenced to death by the city’s Revolutionary Court - which was later upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court.

Following these sentences, a spokesperson for the judiciary announced that the Supreme Court had confirmed the death sentences of three other people arrested during the November protests that called for regime change.


The political prisoners - Amir Hossein Moradi, 26, Saeed Tamjidi, 28, and Mohammad Rajabi, 26 - were given the death sentence after being tortured and forced to abide by false confessions.


The judiciary representative also announced the execution of the retired Ministry of Defense employee Reza Askari.


On 11th July 2020, five people were executed in Gohardasht Prison. The regime also executed a 55-year-old man on July 8 because he had drunk alcohol on multiple occasions – a “crime” that never used to involve the death penalty in Iran.


Two other prisoners were also executed on that day in Gorgan Prison.