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Introduction
This year’s events brought about unprecedented instability for the mullahs’ regime in Iran. The Iranian people’s rejection of the regime in its entirety while demanding a democratic government, the clerical regime’s total isolation while losing its friends in the West in its duel with the international community to acquire the nuclear bomb as well as the major blows it received strategically in export of terrorism to neighboring countries and the region as a whole, joined hands to create a deep division within the Iranian regime. To survive, the mullahs stepped up suppression and committed systematic violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms, further deteriorating the already appalling situation in Iran. These attempts went even beyond Iran’s boundaries, moving into the neighboring Iraq to crack down on opponents protected by the Fourth Geneva Convention. The sham presidential elections in Iran on the one hand revealed the weakness of the religious-military regime and on the other, the Iranian people’s peaceful demand for change. The bloody suppression of the peaceful protest of millions shocked the world. To deal with the “threat” of being overthrown, the illegitimate regime – strongly rebuked even by credible Islamic authorities in Iran and abroad – resorted to brutal beatings and widespread arrests, torture and rape to break its opponents and stage show trials even for officials of the rival faction that lost in the elections. All this was attempted to terrorize the society. Khamenei personally intervened and threatened those who dare to stage further protests. Ahmadinejad also described the disenchanted populace as dirt and dust that must be annihilated. Last year, with at least 366 publicly-announced executions and execution of nine minors, the Tehran regime set the world record in executions (relative to the country’s population). This year, the regime set an even higher record by executing 402 persons including nine minors. Tehran mullahs resorted to bloody crackdown on those participating in the post-elections protests killing hundreds who were mostly buried without acquiring their identities or informing their families. Families of those missing have been inquiring for months about the fate of their loved ones from the judicial authorities and prisons without receiving any answer. Some have received the lifeless bodies of their children only after pledging to hold only small, private funeral ceremonies. They also pledged not to speak out aga inst the murderers of their children (i.e. Ahmadinejad’s illegitimate dictatorship) or write the cause of death on the tombstone. They were even forced to pay the price of the bullets used to kill their own children. This was the case for the families of Farzad Jashni, Saeid Abbassi, Ashkan Sohrabi, Bahman Jenabi, Iman Hashemi, Parisa Kolli, Mostafa Kia‑Rostami, Fahimeh Salahshoor, Arman Estakhripour, Meisam Ebadi (17), Massoud Hashem-zadeh, Hossein Tufan-pour, Abbas Disnad, Ramin Ramezani, Yaqoub Bervaieh, Shelir Khezari … and Neda Aqa Soltan, the young woman shot to death by a Bassij agent in a peaceful protest in Tehran on June 20, 2009. Neda became the symbol of Iranian people’s demand for democracy as the world witnessed in her death, the innocence of the people of Iran. Such arbitrary killings also included children as young as 10 and 12. Torture was widely used to pressure prisoners and even officials of the rival faction to take part in television show trials. Many young Iranians lost their lives under torture. They included Kianush Assa, Sohrab Erabi, Mohssen Rouholamini, Ramin Qahremani, Amir Javadifar and Taraneh Moussavi, the young girl whose charred body was found in the outskirts of Tehran after numerous counts of dastardly rape.

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Although rape of young women has been used in Iranian prisons as a routine method of torture sanctioned three decades ago in a fatwa by Khomeini, the founder of this medieval regime, this time, young boys were also exposed to this type of torture to terrorize the general public. The measure backfired, however, since Khamenei, the mullahs’ supreme leader, no longer enjoys his previous influence and is recognized as the first person responsible for all these crimes. This is why he ordered closure of Kahrizak Detention Center – publicly referred to as the “Death Camp” – in an obvious retreat. The regime has so far refrained from persecution and introduction of the perpetrators of these atrocious crimes, including Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan, the head of Tehran’s Police, who openly ordered torture of detainees. He said, “We enjoy absolute freedom in dealing with you, so much that we can cut you into pieces and bury you in the desert. Your cries will reach nowhere and if you don’t die here, you should shrink to the size of a mouse to be able to pass through these bars and go to Evin (Prison)…” Torture and rape are routinely practiced in all official and secret prisons and detention centers. Living eyewitnesses and their families have been threatened to death if they dare to reveal these crimes. Women are systematically terrorized, repressed, and deprived of humane activities. The mullahs’ brutality however has failed to rein in the Iranian women’s demand for a democratic and equal life and they are present at the forefront of all democratic protests. In addition to university students who are systematically summoned, deprived from education and imprisoned, monitored by hidden cameras, and their freedom of speech violated in the student press, this year, the university faculty and professors have also been badly suppressed and targeted. Dr. Mohammad Maleki, 76, the first post-revolution President of Tehran University, who suffers from a severe case of prostate cancer, was arrested while resting at home and subsequently taken to Evin Prison in solitary confinement deprived from any medication attention since August 22. Plain clothes agents of the Ministry of Intelligence, Revolutionary Guards and Bassij, in coordination with the State Security Force, attacked student dormitories in the post-election crackdowns, killing dozens of students. At least eight students were murdered in Tehran University, alone. Hundreds of students have been summoned and detained, tortured and deprived from education. Those professors, who dared to defend the rights of students and demand freedom, were deprived from employment (i.e. fired) and subsequently imprisoned. Today, in an open contravention of international laws, suppressive agents have been organized inside universities under the banner of security, disciplinary and Bassij forces. Intelligence agents with plain clothes also enjoy freedom of action on campus and are deployed outside by the State Security Force. Discrimination against religious and national minorities has also aggravated. Azeri Kurd, Arab, Baluch and , other activists have been repressed and executed en mass. Ordinary citizens have neither been spared. More than 20 teachers in Baluchistan have been arrested and jailed. Kurdish citizens, including a 16 -year-old boy by the name of Arman Resalat as well as dozens of inhabitants of border villages, have been arbitrarily killed. Christians and Bahais have been detained and persecuted. They have been threatened with death and execution on the charge of being renegades. This type of persecution is no longer limited to religious minorities, Sunni and Sufi Shiites, but it also includes religious Shiite authorities who oppose Khamenei’s medieval regime. Journalists and the press are censored and repressed. Reporters without borders describe Iran as the largest prison for reporters and one of the major enemies of the Internet. This round, however, the practice expanded to foreign journalists who were brutalized, jailed, and expelled from Iran. The internet services are in the control of the Revolutionary Guards Corps and “internet criminals” are charged with “waging war on God” and sentenced to death. Reporters have also been forced to confess in show trials that they spied for foreign countries. Today, a large number of persons have been imprisoned, harassed, and sentenced to long prison terms only for being related to members of political groups, specially the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI), on fabricated 8

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charges. They are deprived of their most basic rights including the right to have family and lawyer’s visits and receive medical treatment. They include the Yazerlou, Banazadeh, Hajilouii, Tarlani, Nabavi, Dokmehtchi, Ziaii, Mo’ezzi and Naderi families among others. The present collection aims to show a picture – although inadequate -- of the pervasive crimes committed against the oppressed people of Iran and seek help to restitute their trampled rights. These crimes against humanity need to be addressed by the UN Security Council and its perpetrators -- the Tehran leaders -appropriately brought to justice in international tribunals.

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Introduction Contents Charts Facts
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List of executions in 2009 List of arbitrary killings 2009 List of martyrs of uprising 2009 List of political prisoners - December 2009 List of post election arrestees 2009
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Execution January
2 people hanged in Zahedan Bahador Naruyi and Jalal Akbar Jome Alveishi, convicted of "waging war and corruption on earth" were hanged in Zahedan's Central Prison on Saturday morning after their death sentences were confirmed by the Supreme Court. (State-run ISNA – Jan. 3, 2009) Four prisoners hanged in Bandar Abbas Iran hanged four prisoners in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Sunday, January 4, 2008. They had been imprisoned for two years on charges of robbery. (Iran News Agency – Jan. 5, 2008) Minor hanged in Sanandaj Prison Ahmad Zareie who was convicted of murder for killing a man in his village in Sanandaj at age 17 was hanged in Sanandaj's Central Prison before the start of the month of "Moharam". He had served six years in prison. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Jan. 9, 2009) Iran hangs two men in public Iran has publicly hanged two convicted murderers in the southern town of Jahrom, Keyhan newspaper reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Esmi, the head of the local judiciary office was quoted as saying "One of the killers named Mojtaba R." The second man, identified only as M.H.A., 24, the official said. The report said the two men were hanged in public in Chamran square of Jahrom, but did not indicate when the executions took place. (AFP – Jan. 13, 2009) Two prisoners hanged in Isfahan Prison Reza Mohammadi, 25, who was arrested seven months ago on charges of drug possession, was hanged today in this prison. Jon Mohammad Mohammadi, 40, who has been in this prison for 30 months, was also hanged in the morning. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists – Jan. 20, 2009) At least 20 people executed in Iran in 24 hours According to published reports in Iran's state run media, 11 people in Evin Prison, six people in Yazd, two people in Isfahan and one person in Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj were executed on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Fars state-run news agency reported that 11 people will be executed on Wednesday morning. Keyhan state-run daily reported today that the execution sentence of 11 people was carried out today in Evin Prison. Iran state-run daily also announced the execution of a man named "Gholam" on Tuesday morning in Qezel Hesar Prison in Karaj. According to a statement by the Public Prosecutor of Yazd six other people were also hanged in Yazd's Central Prison on Tuesday January 20. Isfahan's Justice Department also announced in a statement that on Tuesday morning two people were executed in the Central prison of this city. (Radio Farda – Jan. 21, 2009) Another minor executed in Iran A minor was among the 11 people executed on January 23 in Evin Prison. He was 21 when hanged and 17 when he was charged with murder. The death sentence of Molagol Hasan, an Afghan national was issued by the 74th branch of Tehran's Penal Court and carried out yesterday. (Iran state-run daily – Jan. 24, 2009) 23

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Six men hanged in Northern Khorasan Prison The Public Prosecutor of Bojnourd in the Northern Khorasan Province announced that six people chargedwith drug smuggling were hanged in this province. These men were hanged in Central Bojnourd Prison. (IRNA state run news agency – Jan. 25, 2009) Iran hangs six prisoners in Mashhad and Isfahan The four convicted rapists were sent to gallows on Tuesday in a prison in Mashhad, Khorasan newspaper said. The report did not provide any other information except that the men were aged between 18 and 20 years . The Fars news agency later reported that two men were executed for murder on Wednesday in a prison in th e central city of Isfahan. Since last year, the Islamic republic has stepped up its use of the death penalty in what it says is a bid to improve security in the society. (AFP – Jan. 28, 2009) 2 men hanged in Kurdistan prison Two men named Hossein M. and Ali S. were hanged in the Central Prison of Qorveh in Kurdistan on Wednesday January 28. They were charged with murder. (Kurdistan Human Rights Watch News Agency – Jan. 29, 2009) 10 people executed in various Iranian cities, State run media Iska-News state run news agency reported that on Tuesday January 28 Hassan A. charged with armed robbery was executed in Kazroon City in Fars Province. The state-run Jomhouri Islami daily also reported in its Thursday January 29th edition that eight men and one woman were executed in Evin Prison. (Radio Farda – Jan. 30, 2009) Two young men hanged in Shiraz prison Two men who were sentenced to retribution on charges of murder were hanged in Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz. One of them was 29 years old. (E'temad state-run daily – Jan. 31, 2009) Iran hangs epileptic women who accidently killed husband Masoomeh Qale’h-Chehi was executed on Thursday morning January 29, 2009. (Center of Political Prisoners in Exile – Jan. 31, 2009) Background information Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, the lawyer of Masoomeh, said that his client was an educated woman and spent 12 years in hope in Rafsanjan Prison, but was eventually executed there because of retribution law. This is while Masoomeh accidently hit her husband on the head with a stone while he was holding her from behind during a fight, which led to his death. Following this event, Masoomeh had an epileptic seizure and passed out on the floor. Doctors have confirmed that she has epilepsy. The Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence of this young woman 11 years after her husband's death in August of last year.

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Iran executes man in Bojnourd The execution sentence of a man who was arrested on drug related charges was carried out today in Northern Khorasan Province. This man was hanged with the confirmation of the Supreme Court. (E'temad state-run daily – Feb. 2, 2009) Man executed in Sanandaj Prison According to reports from Sanandaj, a man named Heywa Mohammadi was executed on February 3 in Sanandaj's Central Prison. Heywa had been arrested three years before on charges of murder and had served his three years in this prison. He was sentenced to another year of prison for organizing a Labor Day (May Day) ceremony in this prison. (Cyrus News Agency – Feb. 4, 2009) Two young men secretly executed in Semnan On February 4, there were contradicting reports that two young men were executed in Semnan on charges of smuggling drugs. This is while on Monday February 2 these two young men were secretly hanged without any 24

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witnesses before sunset. These two men had disappeared from three months ago. (Iran News Agency – Feb. 7, 2009) Three prisoners executed in Kermanshah Three prisoners were hanged in Dizel Abad Prison in Kermanshah. (Jomhouri Islami state-run daily – Feb. 9, 2009) Man hanged in Sirjan The son-in-law of a cleric in Sirjan who killed his father-in-law in an argument was executed in prison. (Iran News Agency – Feb. 9, 2009) Student executed in Sanandaj Rahmat Sadeqi who had been imprisoned for 4 years in Sanandaj's Central prison on charges of murder was hanged. According to reports, he was a student and went to the Sanandaj Free University. (Kurdistan Human Rights Watch News Agency – Feb. 18, 2009) Iran Hangs prisoner in Bushehr A prisoner was hanged at Bushehr's Central Prisoner. The name of hanged prisoner was A.Y. (Keyhan state-run daily – Feb. 17, 2009) Five prisoners executed in Isfahan Prison According to reports from the Isfahan's Central Prison, on February 17, at 9 am, five prisoners were hanged. They were charged with drug possession and murder. Their names were Hamid Babayi, 35, Mohammad Gorgi, 25, Omid Nuri, 27, Yasin Jafari, 27 and Abas-ali Qasemi, 30. (Iran News Agency – Feb. 17, 2009) Music teacher hanged for having "illegitimate relationship" Abdollah Farivar, who was sentenced to being stoned to death on charges of adultery, was hanged in a prison in Sari on February 19. This 50-year-old music teacher was arrested for having a sexual relationship with one of his students. (BBC Farsi Service – Feb. 20, 2009) Man hanged in Evin Prison According to reports from ward 6 of Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, on Saturday February 21, three prisoners were taken to Evin Prison to be executed. These prisoners are: Sayid Zare'e, approximately 21 years old ,Mansoor Bahrami, approximately 25 years old ,Mohammad Ali Azizi, approximately 45 years old According to reports, the execution sentence of Mansoor Bahrami was carried out on Sunday February 22 in Evin Prison but there is no information on the fate of the other two prisoners. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Feb. 22, 2009) Three men hanged in Evin Prison; woman on verge of execution The Executive Unit of Tehran's Criminal Court will soon carry out the death sentence of a woman on charges of adultery. Ashraf is a 40-year-old woman who was sentenced to 15 years of prison and death in 2003. In other reports, 10 men were taken to the gallows yesterday but only three were hanged. The first of these men was 25-year-old Aziz. The other two men were Hasan, 25, and Mansoor, 34. (E'temad state-run daily – Feb. 23, 2009) Iran executes "Ahle Haq" follower in Orumieh According to reports from Orumieh Prison and confirmations by the Qasemzadeh family, Mehdi Qasemzadeh, 27, was executed on Saturday February 28 in this prison. After enduring four years of prison under the most severe torture and pressure Mehdi Qasemzadeh was executed. This is while his family was not notified of his execution in advance and did not have a chance to visit him before he was hanged. Qasemzadeh was arrested four years ago after armed agents raided the work place and home of followers of the Ahle Haq religion (followers of Imam Ali). In these raids and clashes a number of people were killed and many were arrested. He has been in this prison along with three other followers of Ahle Haq from that day on. These prisoners have gone on hunger strikes a number of times in protest to the inhumane and unbearable pressures put on them. Currently three other Ahle Haq prisoners, Sahand Ali Mohammadi, Bakhsh Ali Mohammadi and Abdollah Qasemazadeh are in Oromieh Prison. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran– Feb. 28, 2009) 25

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10 people hanged in mass execution in Kermanshah On the morning of Sunday March 1, 10 drug dealers were hanged with the presence of Kermanshah's Public Prosecutor. "Kermanshah's Prosecutor will not show negligence in this respect and will deal seriously with these sort of criminals", Kermanshah's Prosecutor said. (State-run ISNA – March 2, 2009) Iranian regime hangs two men in Zahedan charged with "waging war with God" Two members of the Riggy Group in Zahedan were executed today in prison. The head of Public Affair in Sistan & Baluchistan's Prosecutors Office said, "In line with combating the lack of security in thi province, s Salaheddin Seyedi and Khalilollah Zare'e were sentenced to death on charges of waging war with god and corruption on earth and this sentence was carried out after confirmations by sources in the Supreme Court". (State-run ILNA – March 3, 2009) Prisoner executed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan According to reports from Isfahan's Dastgerd Prison, the death sentence of a prisoner was carried out in this prison on the morning of March 4. Mostafa Hosseini, 37, had served four years in this prison and was hanged today. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – March 4, 2009) Man hanged in Miandoab Prison A prisoner charged with murder was hanged in Miandoab Prison. The death sentence of Nader Shokrollahi, 25, resident of a village between Mahabad and Miandoab was carried out on the morning of March 4. (Kurdistan Students in Defense of Human Rights – March 5, 2009) Iranian regime hangs 5 prisoners in Isfahan and Zahedan Four prisoners have been hanged in Zahedan. These men were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court and their sentences were carried out in Zahedan Central Prison after confirmations by the Supreme Court. Another man named Mostafa M., 34, a resident of a village in Isfahan was also hanged in this city. In other reports, a 33-year-old prisoner named Nima was sentenced to death in Fars province. (State-run IRNA – March 10, 2009) Prisoner executed in Orumieh Hamed Mohammad Zadeh, a prisoner in Orumieh Central Prison was executed today in this prison on charges of intentional murder. In the past 10 days, this is the third execution in this prison. Before this, Mehdi Qasem Zadeh, an Ahle Haq follower and Azizvand who were in this prison for killing three State Security Forces agents, were executed. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – March 11, 2009) Four people executed in Prison in Khorasan A judicial official said that four people by the names of Ali Abstan, Ali Dehqani, Ali Damshad and Mahmoud Moradi, who were arrested in armed clashes in Tabas, were executed yesterday morning in this prison after confirmations by the Supreme Court. (Iran Press News – March 12, 2009) Four prisoners executed in Zahedan By orders of the Revolutionary Court and confirmations by the Supreme Court, four troublemakers named Nur Mohammad Ismail Zehi, Majib Alrahman Kurd, Babak Kurd and Mohammad Jome Khan who were sentenced to death were executed in Zahedan's Central Prison. Ismail Zehi was charged with kidnapping the representative of the Religious Jurisprudent and participating in clashes against the State Security Forces which led to the death of eight agents. (State-run Jomhouri Daily – March 14, 2009) Four prisoners executed in Adel Abad Prison in Shiraz Four prisoners were executed in Shiraz's Adel Abad Prison. Three of these prisoners were aged between 23 to 26 years old. (E'temad state-run daily – March 14, 2009) 26

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Young prisoner executed in Sanandaj Central Prison Rahmat Sadeqi, a resident of Sanandaj, was executed in late March in Sanandaj's Central Prison. In 2005, a misunderstanding between some men lead to a fight and in the end a student was killed in this incident. Rahmat Sadeqi was arrested as the murderer. Although he pleaded not guilty in the initial court, the Supreme Court sentenced this 23-year-old to death. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – March 29, 2009)

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Three men hanged after unfair trial Iran hanged on Friday three men convicted of a mosque bombing which left 14 people dead in the southern city of Shiraz a year ago, the official IRNA news agency reported. Mohsen Islamian, 21, and Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 -- both university students -- and Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32, had been charged last year as 'mohareb' (enemies of God) and ‘corrupt on the earth’ by a revolutionary court in Tehran. The three men were hanged in the city's Adelabad prison… Iran's judiciary had accused the defendants of having ties with a monarchist opposition group outside Iran and of taking orders from an Iranian US-based 'CIA agent' to try to assassinate a highranking official in Iran… According to rights group Amnesty International, the Islamic republic applied the death penalty more than any other country apart from China. (AFP – Apr. 10, 2009) Man hanged in Ahar A prisoner charged with murder was executed in Ahar after serving four years of prison. Alireza Hemati, who had been imprisoned in Ahar Central Prison since 2005, was hanged on April 6 in a police station next to this prison. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Apr. 14, 2009) Prisoner hanged in Isfahan Prison for contacting political prisoners in prison According to reports from Isfahan Central Prison, Habib Baqerian, a 29-year-old prisoner who had been taken to solitary confinement to await his execution was hanged in the morning. He had been in this prison for six years. This prisoner had recently issued a message asking for help from the international community. "I was violently tortured in 2003 in Shahin Shahr's Police Station for 10 days. These tortures were carried out by agents named Akbar Akbari, Morteza Zamani, Ahmad Yavari, Qalipour, Zare'e, and Safavi. I was so severely tortured that after 5 years, the marks are still evident on my body. I do not deserve such a heavy sentence and this sentence is unfair. I ask all defenders of human rights and all freedom lovers to help me because I am on the verge of execution", he said in this message. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – April 19, 2009) Background info: The Baqerian family recently went to the Sentence Execution Department of Isfahan's court to pursue their son's legal case and was told that their son is scheduled to be executed on April 19. This family was also told that even if the complainant takes back the charges against Habib Baqerian, he will still be executed. This is while he has not committed murder. One of the reasons that officials insist on his execution is because of his relationship with political prisoners in this prison. The head of this prison had previously threatened him that if he keeps up his relationship with political prisoners his death sentence will be carried out. Habib was arrested in 2003 and taken to the Shahin Shahr Criminal Intelligence Detention Center. Agents in this detention center physically tortured him for 10 days to force him to make false confessions. He was tortured in the basement of this detention center in after-hours. This prisoner was tortured so severely that his body was completely bruised from cable lashes and he was left in a very bad physical condition. When he was to be transferred to Isfahan's Central Prison, prison officials did not accept him for a while because of his terrible physical health, fearing that he might die in prison. (Human Rights and Democracy
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Young man executed in Shiraz A 24-year-old man was executed sometime last week in Shiraz. This prisoner only identified as Amir Kh. was executed in this city's Adelabad Prison. He was charged with murder. (Khorasan state-run Daily – April 18, 2009) Iran hangs three people in Ahvaz Iran has hanged three convicted criminals, two murderers and a drug trafficker, in a prison in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, a local newspaper reported on Tuesday. The report identified the murderers as Ala H. and Mostafa Kh. who were sent to gallows some time in the Iranian month of Farvardin -- March 21 until April 20. The report in the Karoon newspaper did not name the drug trafficker. No additional information was given . (AFP – Apr. 28, 2009) Head of Iran's Judiciary defends execution of minors The head of Iran's Judiciary said, "We have written the retribution bill into the Islamic Punishment Bill which is in the final stages of ratification and this issue (executing minors under 18) is clearly stated in this law.” "Retribution is the right of the parents or victims of the family and is a personal right,” Shahrudi stipulated. This cleric expressed hope that the issue of retribution which has been written into the Islamic Punishment Bill be finalized as soon as possible. "Retribution is different from other punishments because it is a personal right and one cannot deprive someone of their right,” he stressed. (IRNA state run news agency – Apr. 28, 2009) Prisoner executed in Isfahan Prison hastily On April 28, Bijan Khalili was suddenly transferred to solitary cell and was hanged in the prison yard the next day. His family was not informed of his execution. Those who are going to be executed usually are allowed a visit with their family, but this prisoner was suddenly taken to the gallows without his family's knowledge. Khalili was arrested on charges of rape. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Apr. 29, 2009)

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Iran executes woman drawing Amnesty's ire 'Amnesty International is outraged at the execution of Delara Darabi, and particularly at the news that her lawyer was not informed,' said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Amnesty's deputy chief for the Middle East and North Africa. The execution went ahead on Friday morning at the Rasht central prison, northwest of Tehran, 'despite the legal requirement that he (the lawyer) should receive 48 hours' notice,' she said. 'This appears to have been a cynical move on the part of the authorities to avoid domestic and international protests which might have saved Delara Darabi's life,' Sahraoui added. She was 'executed despite her having been given a two-month stay of execution by the head of the judiciary on 19 April,' it said. 'Amnesty International does not consider her trial to have been fair, as the courts later refused to consider new evidence which the lawyer said would have proved she could not have committed the murder,' it added. (AFP – May 1, 2009)

Delara Darabi: 'Oh mother, I can see the noose'; 130 minors in death row
It was 7am when Delara Darabi phoned home. 'Oh mother, I see the hangman's noose in front of me,' she garbled. 'They are going to execute me. Please save me.' Moments later a prison official snatched the handset away. 'We will easily execute your daughter and there's nothing you can do about it,' he barked at the parents. Then, with a chilling click, the line went dead . The desperate couple rushed to the Central Prison in Rasht, Iran, wailing at the guards to let them see their 22year-old. As they prostrated themselves, an ambulance emerged, most probably with Delara's corpse inside . 'They took Delara to the gallows with nobody around her,' Mohammad Mostafayi, one of her lawyers, said in a letter distributed to human rights groups. Ms Darabi - dubbed The Prisoner of Colours for the love of painting she developed whilst on death row - was convicted for murdering her father's wealthy cousin in September 2003, when she was just 17. Although she 28

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initially confessed to the crime, she later said she had been persuaded to take the blame by her older boyfriend Amir Hossein. It was in fact Mr Hossein who had killed the rich relation, she said, to get the money . The 19-year-old allegedly told Ms Darabi that she could save him from the gallows by confessing and that would be no risk to her own life because she was still a minor. The young woman complied. Her boyfriend was sentenced to 10 years in prison for complicity to murder; she was sentenced to death . Not only had there been no formal notification 48 hours before the hanging, as required under Iranian law, but, just a fortnight earlier, Ms Darabi had actually been granted a two-month stay of execution by the head of the judiciary. The day before their daughter would end up being walked to the gallows, her parents had even visited her in jail where she had excitedly informed them there was to be an appeal so new evidence could be heard. Twenty-four hours later, she was dead . Iran leads the world in executing juvenile offenders, according to human rights groups, accounting for two thirds of such deaths in the past four years…Lawyers in Tehran estimate that at least 130 more are waiting on death row .It was the fate to which these young individuals were doomed that Ms Darabi sought to highlight through her haunting paintings. 'Delara is not alone,' she wrote to the president of Stop Child Executions. 'Delaras are trapped in prisons and in need ... of defenders of human rights and humanity '. Many of her images are monochrome, the harsh charcoal lines depicting anguished, tortured faces. Others incorporate disturbing splashes of red, spattering the white headscarves of female prisoners, or washe across d the background to suggest the hell of incarceration . (The Independent – May 4, 2009)

Gilan Prosecutor: Delara’s family relied on outside media and foreign countries
Gilan's Prosecutor said, "Delara's death sentence was confirmed by Mr. Shahrudi, the head of the Judiciary and unfortunately Delara's family relied on outside media and foreign countries to put pressure on the Judiciary to save their daughter from execution instead of trying to get a pardon from the victim's family.” "Delara Darabi who committed murder at 17 was executed at 23 and was fully grown from Iran's legal standpoint,” he added. (Ham Mihan News – May 7, 2009) Prisoner executed in Ardabil Prison A prisoner in Ardabil Prison was hanged. Seyed Reza At’harnia, 32, who had served 6 years in this prison on charges of drug possession was hanged at 6am today. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – May 4, 2009) Eight prisoners executed in Taybad Prison The death sentence of eight drug smugglers was carried out in a prison in Taybad. These ex ecutions, which were confirmed by the Supreme Court, were carried out on May 2 in the Taybad Prison yard with the presence of judicial and security officials. (E'temad state-run daily – May 5, 2009) Man hanged in Isfahan Prison According to reports from the Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, 28-year-old Mostafa Kiani, a prisoner who had been transferred to solitary on Monday to be executed was hanged on Tuesday in the prison yard. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – May 5, 2009) Iran hangs 3 men and 1 woman in Evin Prison Six out of 10 people who were taken to the gallows to be executed today were able to get a respite from the families of the victims while four others were executed. Nine out of ten of these prisoners were men and the youngest man was 17. A woman named Zeinab, who was sentenced to death for killing her husband, was among these prisoners. From these convicts, four people including Zeinab, Hamid, Safar-Ali and HassanAli were hanged while six others received a 6 month respite. (Fars state-run news agency – May 6, 2009) Note: AFP and local newspaper named one of the victims Hossein-Ali instead of Hassan-Ali Iran hangs man in Sistan Baluchistan Another man identified as Abdolbaret Noorzehi was executed for murder in a prison in Khash in the eastern province of Sistan Baluchestan, the Jomhuri Eslami newspaper said, without specifying when the hanging took place. (AFP - May 6, 2009) 29

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Iran hangs 9 people for murder, drug trafficking Nine people, including a 30-year-old woman, have been hanged in Iran, state media reported Thursday…Five others convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in the southeastern city of Kerman, some 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) southeast of the capital, Tehran, state radio reported. It did not say when they were hanged. No other details were immediately known. The nine were only identified by their first names. The country does not publish official statistics on executions. (AP – May 7, 2009) Another man hanged in Evin Prison A 25-year-old man was hanged in Prison. This convict was sentenced to retribution in Tehran's Penal Court and was executed in Evin Prison in the morning. (May 7, 2009)

Iran executes two convicted traffickers: report The men, aged 29 and 36, were hanged in a prison in Shiraz for smuggling 1,210 kilogrammes (2,665 pounds) of opium, the Etemad newspaper said, without naming the men or specifying when the executions took place. (AFP - May 9, 2009)
Another prisoner hanged in Isfahan Prison; four others await execution According to reports from Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, one of the two prisoners taken to solitary for execution was hanged on Sunday morning. Mahmoud Karimi was 27 years old. Two other prisoners who are currently in solitary awaiting execution are Hossein Baqeri, 32 and Alireza Malk-Mohammadi, 35. Also on Sunday, two other prisoners were transferred to solitary for execution. They are Mohsen Sadeqi, 35 who has been in prison for 8 months and Reza Chupani, 40 who has been in prison for 2 years. They are both in prison on drug related charges. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – May 10, 2009) Iran speaker blatantly defends increase of executions "We seriously have problems with the west on issues like democracy and human rights and I will tell you where we have fundamental differences. We have (serious differences) on the nuclear issue and freedom of speech and even on the issue of execution, we have very very serious problems in our dialogue with the west. We say human rights and cultural variety. What I mean is they don’t care about the rights of the victim in the west. They say what do you mean by blood money for the family. So what if he's killed someone. Why should Mr. Murderer be executed? We say that our cultural foundations are different. Very well, execution by a firing squad, since you believe that hanging is bad. We will not get into legal discussions right now. What is the difference between execution by a firing squad and being bombarded? Bombardment is a form of mass killings but execution (by a firing squad) is not. Those who are under 18 and over 18 are killed in bombardments without a trial. How is this possible? Why is the blood lost with execution bad but the bloodshed in bombardments is not bad? These are some serious human rights issues,” Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday in a television interview. Qashqavi said on the execution of Delara Darabi, "What is the reason for campaigns, getting signatures and demonstrations outside embassies for an execution and not for war, which is a bigger sort of execution. Why is it that in figures and numbers issued by the Red Cross, they do not pay any attention to those who were killed in war in our country but Amnesty International records those killed by executions? These are fundamental issues and will not be easily solved between us and the west.” (Iranian state Television – May 10, 2009) Young man hanged in Isfahan A 26-year-old resident of Isfahan was hanged in the morning. Mostafa was executed on charges of murder in prison. (Fars News Agency – May 11, 2009) Two more prisoners executed; three including woman await execution Two prisoners were hanged in the prison yard on Monday morning and three other prisoners including a woman await execution in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan. On May 11, Hossein Baqeri, 32 and Alireza MalekMohammadi, 35 were executed in this prison. A female prisoner by the name of Maryam Rezayi-Poor was transferred from the women's ward to solitary for execution. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – May 11, 2009) 30

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Iran hangs two drug traffickers: report Iran has hanged two men in a prison in the southeastern city of Zahedan after they were convicted of drug trafficking, the Quds newspaper reported on Tuesday .The report named them as Mohammad Mehdi Q. and Reza Gholi S. and said they were found guilty of trafficking hundreds of kilos of narcotics. It gave no further details. (AFP - May 12, 2009) Two more men hanged in Isfahan Prison According to reports from Isfahan Central Prison (Dastgerd), two prisoners were hanged in the prison yard on Tuesday morning. Mohsen Sadeqi, 35 and Reza Chupani, 40, were in solitary from two days before their execution. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – May 12, 2009) Iran hangs convicted murderer: report The Etemad newspaper reported on Wednesday, the man identified only as Abbas B., 38, was executed for killing a parking lot caretaker two years ago, the report said, without specifying when the hanging took place. (AFP - May 13, 2009) Iran hangs pair for drug trafficking: report Iran has hanged a woman and a man convicted of drug trafficking in the northern city of Qazvin, the government newspaper Iran reported on Thursday. The woman only identified by her first name as Azita, 30, and the man, Mohammad, were hanged in prison on Wednesday for smuggling three kilos (6.6 pounds) of crack cocaine, the report said. The pair had been arrested in May 2007 with the drugs on their way to the northern city of Rasht, it added . (AFP - May 14, 2009) Iran hangs five men convicted of murder Five Iranians convicted of murder have been hung at Shiraz in southern Iran, Etemad daily reported on Saturday. The hangings, which the newspaper said took place on Wednesday, raised to at least 107 the number of people executed in Iran since the start of 2009, according to an AFP count based on press reports. (AFP - May 16, 2009) Iran hangs three for murder, drug trafficking: report Three Iranians convicted of murder and drug trafficking have been hanged in a prison in the central city of Isfahan, the Etemad newspaper reported on Sunday. The murderer, identified only by his first name Mahmoud, was convicted of killing a man a year ago and hanged on Saturday, the report said. Ali Reza and another unidentified man were hanged after they were found guilty of drug trafficking two years ago, the report added. It did not specify when they were executed. (AFP - May 17, 2009) Iran hangs drug trafficker: report A man convicted of drug trafficking has been hanged in Iran's southwestern city of Dezful, Kayhan newspaper reported on Tuesday.The report identified the man sent to the gallows as Ahmad A., who was convicted of trafficking 23 kilograms (50 pounds) of heroin. It gave no further information… (AFP - May 19, 2009) Iran hangs man in Isfahan A man convicted of murder was hanged in Isfahan. Mahmoud, 25, was sentenced to retribution after he confessed in court. (Fars state-run news agency – May 19, 2009) Woman, three men hanged in Iran A woman and three men have been hanged in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, a newspa reported on per Saturday. The woman, identified only by her first name Afsaneh, was executed on Wednesday for killing her husband with the help of her lover, the Etemad newspaper said. The other convicts hanged on Wednesday were an Afghan man found guilty of raping a 50-year-old woman, an Iranian drug trafficker and a murderer, the report said .(AFP - May 23, 2009)  Iran hangs three over mosque bombing: report Iran on Saturday hanged three men in public convicted of involvement in a suicide bombing at a Shiie mosque t this week that killed 25 people, the official IRNA news agency reported. 31

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'The terrorists Haji Noti Zehi, Gholam Rasoul Shahi Zehi and Zabihollah Naroui were hanged at 6:00 am (0130 GMT) near the Amir al-Momenin mosque in public,' an official said, referring to the mosque where the bombing took place on Thursday… 'They were convicted of being 'mohareb' (enemies of God) and 'corrupt on the earth' and acting against national security,' he added. 'They were arrested before the Thursday's bombing but they confessed that they had provided the explosives for the bombing. They were tried and they had court-appointed legal representation,' Hamidi said… (AFP - May 30, 2009)

June
Regime element admits to 1988 massacre of political prisoners Mehdi Khaz-ali, the son of a state cleric, said that in the seventh years of Khamenei's tenure as president "the execution of prisoners took place". "What is the excuse? I thought to myself for a long time to find a judicial verdict for this. What happens that for example a great number of prisoners, who had short sentences, one or two years of prison, are executed? The great number that were executed lead to the severe protest of Ayatollah Montazeri which paved the way for a split in the clerical system of the government", he added. (Voice of America TV – June 4, 2009) Three Baluch political prisoners executed in public as bombers In a scandalous move, three prisoners named as Haji Noti Zehi, Gholam Rasoul Shahi Zehi and Zabihollah Naroui were executed in public 30 hours after explosion under the pretext of being involved in the bombing. According to information gathered in that area, Zabihollah Naroui was arrested in April 2009 for propaganda and Baluchis’ opposition activities not involved in any violence and was in prison while the explosion occurred. According to other investigations and due to recent words of officials in public media, the other two were not excluded and were under the same conditions. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – June 5, 2009) Iran hangs two convicted rebels in restive southeast: report Iran hanged two men in a prison in the southeastern city of Zahedan on Saturday after convicting them of belonging to Sunni rebel group Jundallah (Soldiers of God), the ISNA news agency reported. Reza Galandar Zehi and Abdolhamid Righi were also found guilty of acting against the Islamic republic and of possessing arms and ammunition, the report said. Righi shares the same name as the brother of Jundallah leader Abdolmalek Righi but the report did not specify whether the person hanged was indeed the brother. The hangings come amid a spate of violence in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan region of which Zahedan is the provincial capital. (AFP - June 6, 2009) Iran hangs man in Tabriz A man convicted of murder was hanged in the Central Tabriz Prison. Yadollah Mohammadi was hanged in this prison on June 6, after serving less than 4 years in prison on charges of murdering Reza Parizad in 2005. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – June 10, 2009) Two men hanged in Isfahan Prison on charges of clashing with and killing security agents Reports from the central prison in Isfahan say that more than 300 detainees, recently arrested in Isfahan, are under severe torture. According to this report, the Iranian regime also hanged two prisoners on Wednesday and Thursday in this prison. They were Yar-Ali Bahrami, 30, and Abdol-Reza Rahimi, 26-year-old. They were charged with clashing with security forces and killing two security agents. (Center for Defense of Political Prisoners in Iran – June 18, 2009) 32

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Iran hangs two men in Zahedan According to local newspapers in Zahedan, two people by the names of Ismail Qaderi and Ahmad Dast Goshadeh Naruyi were hanged in the yard of the Central Zahedan Prison on Saturday June 20. (Association of Human Rights Activists in Baluchistan – June 20, 2009) Iran’s hanging machine continues with four more in Ahvaz Iran has hanged two convicted murderers and two drug traffickers in a prison in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, the Vatan Emrouz newspaper reported on Saturday. The murderers were named as Mohammad Reza F and Moslem Gh and they were hanged on The drug traffickers were identified as Hamid A and Ali A and they were sent to the gallows on Wednesday. (AFP - June 20, 2009) Iran hangs man in Sanandaj A man convicted of murder was hanged in the Sanandaj Central prison. Hossein Saburi, who had fled to Kurdistan in Iraq after committing murder in 2004, was hanged in this prison. He served four years in prison after coming back from Iraq. He did not have a lawyer. (Human Rights Activists in Iran - June 22, 2009) Illegitimate regime of Iran lays ground for massacre of detained protesters TEHRAN - Hard-line Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami urged the government on Friday to 'better control' the foreign media, accusing them of fomenting the protests over this month's presidential election. He also suggested that anyone who resorted to violence during the demonstrations should be considered a mohareb – someone who fights against God "enmity against God" – and face the ultimate sanction. Khatami suggested that any demonstrator who resorted to violence during the protests should face the death penalty. (AFP - June 26, 2009) The representative of Boien Zahra and Ouj in the Islamic Council (parliament) thanked Seda and Si a (Iranian m state run television) and security forces and asked the Judiciary to give the elements of the recent unrest the capital Islamic punishment. "We expect the Judiciary to sentence the elements of the unrest to the capital punishment", he said. (I RNA staterun News Agency – June 28, 2009) Isfahan's Prosecutor said, "The troublemakers did not even show mercy towards the province's Prayer Staff building and burned it.” "We have requested the capital punishment for the troublemakers.” "One cannot play with the blood of the martyrs,” Bakhtiari stipulated. (State-run Fars News Agency – June 28, 2009) MP: elements of recent unrest "should receive capital punishment" The representative of Boien Zahra and Ouj in the Islamic Council (parliament) thanked Seda and Sima (Iranian state run television) and security forces and asked the Judiciary to give the elements of the recent unrest the capital Islamic punishment. "We expect the Judiciary to sentence the elements of the unrest to the capital punishment", he said. (IRNA state-run News Agency – June 28, 2009) Three member committee designated to see to case of detained protesters, members of 1988 "death committee" …The Judiciary has appointed a 3-member committee that consists of Mr. Dori Najaf Abadi, Mostafa PourMohammadi and Mr. Reyisi, to see to the cases of those who were arrested. Close to 10 days after these arresets, these people were designated for the committee. Some human rights organizations have expressed concern in the past few hours since this was announced. They point to the special committee in 1988 that executed at least 3,500 political prisoners in two weeks by orders of Ayatollah Khomeini… In the Iran Human Rights Center of Document Examination, currently lawyers are working on the reports of the massacre of political prisoners in Evin and these three people, Mr. Reyisi, Mr. Dori Najaf Abadi and Mr. Pour-Mohammadi were part of that infamous "death committee". They simply asked three questions from the prisoners … all the prisoners who answered no to one of these questions or were still loyal to their own beliefs were executed. (VOA TV – June 29, 2009) Note: A book including 20,000 names and particulars (some with photos) out of 120,000 executed political prisoners by this medieval regime has been published by the PMOI. A chapter of this book is on massacre of political prisoners in 1988, which includes names and particulars of 4,000 victims of the carnage of over 30,000 political prisoners at that time. 33

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Iran lays ground for execution of detained protesters Ahmad Khatami, a member of the Assembly of Experts, in a meeting with the governor and heads of the province of Lorestan referred to the elections and said, "If anyone sais that there was 'widespread vote fraud' in the recent elections, he has lied and has committed a sin". The temporary head of Tehran's Friday prayers said, "Having mercy for a sharp teethed tiger victimizes the sheep". "In my opinion, the main controllers of the recent sedition were the same people who controlled the (student uprising) in the summer of 1999 whom the government showed mercy to". "These people eat out of the same plate as the Americans and Israelis and they have to become remorseful with decisive action by the judicial system". "Even some of them are 'corrupt on earth' (prisoners have been executed in the past on this charge) and I hope the judicial system deals with them in a decisive manner this time", he stipulated. (State-run Asr-e Iran website – June 30, 2009)

July
Iran hangs six for murder Six people convicted of murder were hanged in Tehran's Evin prison on Wednesday, ISNA news agency reported.'Six people sentenced to Qisas (retribution) were hanged this morning,' judiciary official Esmatollah Jaberi told the agency. He did not identify the convicts but said that some of them had murdered their spouses. (AFP - July 1, 2009) Iran hangs six for drug trafficking Six people convicted of drug trafficking were hanged in a prison in the city of Qom south of Tehran on Thursday, Fars news agency reported. 'Six people convicted of drug trafficking were hanged today,' judiciary official Mohammad Rezai was quoted by the agency as saying. The men sent to the gallows were identified as Ahamd T., Abolfazl B., Reza A., Mostafa F., Esmaeel R., and Mohammad Kh. who all were convicted of trafficking different amount of narcotics . (AFP - July 2, 2009) Iran hangs 20 drug traffickers Twenty people convicted of drugs trafficking and carrying drugs who were sentenced to death were hanged on Saturday in a prison . The convicts were between the ages of 35 to 48 and were all hanged in the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. They were identified as Ali Asghar Ein Ali, Rashid Shirdel, Majid Salari, Amir Shahi Tarazaki, Seyed Ahmad Ali Saduq, Nasrollah Anushirvani, Safar Ali Shafiyi, Majid Amini, Jamshid Khaleq Dadi, Qasem Zare Qaduieh, Sirus Haqiqat Naseri, Gholam Shah Kakayi, Najibollah Gargach, Manouchehr Sadeqi, Seyed Ali Hashemi, Ali Akbar Mojdganlu, Hasan Pirani, Khodabakhsh Riggi, Ismael Piran, Mohammad Javad Pirasteh (Fars state -run news agency – July 4, 2009) Two men hanged in Iran Two Iranian men convicted of murder have been hanged in a prison in the southern city of Shiraz, Etemad newspaper reported on Saturday .(AFP July 4, 2009) Political prisoner amongst recently executed prisoners According to reports from Evin Prison, Naser Kheirollahi was executed on Wednesday in Evin Prison. Kheirollahi, 49, was arrested in 2003 and spent his sentence in various prisons including the Isfahan Intelligence Detention Center, the Judicial Protection and Intelligence Department, Isfahan Prison, Evin Prison, and Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. He was transferred from Gohardasht Prison on June 30 to solitary in ward 4 of Evin Prison for execution and was executed along with five other prisoners on Wednesday. According to his family, he worked with government intelligence institutions but after becoming aware of their criminal activities, he ended his cooperation and disclosed their crimes, which led to his arrest in 2003. According to unconfirmed reports, the Iranian regime intends to execute a large number of prisoners in the coming days to create an atmosphere of fear. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran– July 6, 2009) Political prisoners silently executed as criminals According to reports from Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, one of those executed on July 1 was Sayid Elahyari who was arrested for clashing with security forces. 34

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Elahyari, 23, has been in prison for two years. He was arrested and transferred to Gohardasht Prison after clashing with security forces. He was in this prison until June 30. He was taken to Evin for execution along with Naser Kheirollahi and four other prisoners who were hanged on July 1 in Evin. The identities of only two prisoners out of six prisoners who were hanged on July 1 has been discovered, the identities of the rest are still unknown. Both these prisoners were arrested and executed for protesting against the policies of the regime. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – July 10, 2009) Iran hangs 13 Sunni rebels as 'enemies of God' Iran hanged 13 rebels on Tuesday from the shadowy Sunni insurgent group Jundallah who were accused of being 'enemies of God' for a string of attacks, the official IRNA news agency reported . The insurgents were executed in prison in the restive southeastern border city of Zahedan, epicentre of a Sunni Muslim rebellion against the Shiite regime in Tehran. Thirteen members of this group were hanged this morning,' provincial judiciary chief Ebrahim Hamidi was quoted as saying . The rebels were accused of being 'mohareb' (enemies of God) and of 'kidnapping foreigners, killing innocents and of carrying out terrorist acts for the Jundallah group,' IRNA said, quoting a local judiciary statement . 'After last minute consultations, the executions were carried out in a prison,' Hamidi said. (AFP - July 14, 2009) Prisoner hanged in Naqadeh A convict in the Naqdeh Central Prison was hanged. According to reports, this convict identified as Mahmoud Mahmoudpur was hanged in this prison on July 9. There is still no information on the details of his charges and death. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – July 14, 2009) Woman hanged in Qazvin Prison A woman who had been imprisoned and sentenced to death for the unintentional murder of her father -in-law was hanged on Tuesday last week in the women's section of Qazvin Prison. She had been in prison for four years but due to poverty and the lack of a lawyer, was unable to prove that the murder was unintentional. She was sentenced to retribution by a court and was hanged in the early morning in this prison. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – July 19, 2009) Iran hangs man convicted of murder in Isfahan Iran has hanged a man convicted of rape and murder in an execution carried out in a prison in the southern town of Estehban, the Kayhan newspaper reported on Thursday. The man, identified only by his first name Edris, 21, was found guilty of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl, the report said, without saying when the execution occurred. (AFP - July 23, 2009) 4 prisoners hanged in Qom On July 22, four prisoners identified only by their first names as Reza, Gholam-Hossein, Javad, and Hossein were hanged after their execution verdict was endorsed by the mullahs’ supreme court. (Center in Defense of Prisoners in Iran (CDPI) – July 22, 2009) Two men hanged in Isfahan Iran has hanged two men convicted of murder, in executions carried out in prison in the central city of Isfahan, the Etemad newspaper reported on Wednesday. The men were only identified by their first names as Esmail, 23, who was found guilty of strangling a 19-year-old woman and Moslem, 28, who had stabbed his friend to death, the report said. (AFP July 22, 2009) Iran hangs two Sunni rebels, drug trafficker Iran hanged on Saturday two members of a Sunni rebel group blamed for unrest in southeastern SistanBaluchestan province and a drug trafficker, the state news agency IRNA reported. The men hanged in a prison in the city of Zahedan were identified as Ayoub Rigi and Masoud Gomshad Zehi convicted of 'membership and effective activity in the terrorist group of Abdolmalek Rigi,' IRNA said. The drug trafficker hanged in the same prison was identified as Ahmad Eshagh Zehi. (AFP - July 25, 2009)

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August
Iran hangs a woman and man in Shiraz A man and a woman convicted of murder were sent to the gallows in a prison of the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, Etemad newspaper reported on Saturday. The woman, identified as Jamileh, was convicted of setting ablaze her husband Hamid as he slept, while the executed man was named as Faraz, it said. The hangings took place on Wednesday (July 29). (AFP - Aug 1, 2009) Iran hangs three for ‘murder’, ‘drug trafficking’ Iran has hanged three men convicted of murder and drug trafficking in the central city of Isfahan, the government newspaper Iran reported on Sunday.The men executed in prison on Saturday were identified as Babak, who was convicted of killing a man in 2003, Ghorban-Ali, 22, who had stabbed another young man to death and Hassan, 33, convicted of selling heroin. (AFP – Aug. 2, 2009) Iran hangs 24 men in mass execution: report Iran hanged 24 convicted drug traffickers in a prison last week in one of the country's biggest mass executions, the Etemad newspaper reported on Wednesday. 'On Thursday, 24 international drug traffickers were hanged in a prison in Karaj,' deputy Tehran prosecutor Mahmoud Salarkia was quoted as saying. 'Their execution was approved by the supreme court. ' The report did not identify any of those sent to the gallows in Karaj, a town west of Tehran.(AFP - Aug 5, 2009) Iranian regime hangs man from Baneh A man identified as Abubakr Shafeyi, from Baneh, was executed by the Islamic Republic on Monday August 3. He had been arrested and released a number of times by the regime in the past. His body w handed over to his as family. The Shafeyi family have been banned from holding mourning ceremony for him. It is not clear why he was hanged. (Kurdistan Media – Aug. 5, 2009) Man hanged in Saqez Prison According to reports from Saqez, a man identified as Abubakr Shafeyi was hanged on Monday in the Central Prison of this city. The father of five who was from the city of Baneh had been in prison since two years ago on charges of murder. (Iran BBB website – Aug. 5, 2009) Iran hangs two men in Borujerd According to Lorestan's Public Prosecutor, two men who had been arrested for kidnapping a woman in Borujerd were arrested and sentenced to death by the Lorestan Criminal Court. The sentence was carried out on Monday morning in the Borujerd Prison and the two men were hanged. (Keyhan state-run daily – Aug. 4, 2009) Iran hangs three men in Hamedan According to the state run ILNA news agency, three men were hanged today in Hamedan Prison. All three were charged with rape. The names of these prisoners were not mentioned in the report. The Human Rights Organization of Iran cannot confirm the charges against these men. (IHRNA [Iran Human Rights News Agency – Aug. 4, 2009) Iran executes resistant protesters under the name of drug smugglers We have had a call from Tehran that the regime executes young detainees under the name of drug smugglers. These young people were not willing to sign repentance letters and have accepted charges of streets protests and stand up to regime forces in prison. This report was given from a credible source whose nephew was arrested in the protests and was amongst the executed prisoners in the past two days. (Roshangari Website – Aug. 11, 2009) Religious activist executed in Sanandaj Prison Shuresh Mehdi Khani was executed in the Sanandaj Central Prison on July 30. His death sentence was issued by the second branch of the Sanandaj Revolutionary Court and was confirmed by the 4th branch of the Kurdistan Court of Review. The sentence was to be carried out on March 5 but was postponed until it was carried out on Thursday July 30 in this prison. (Kurdistan Media – Aug. 11, 2009) 36

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Iran hangs two prisoners Two men convicted of rape have been executed by hanging in a prison in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, the Etemad newspaper reported on Saturday . It said the two were hanged on Wednesday. The report identified one of the rapists as an Afghan called Zaeim, who was convicted of raping a 12 -year-old girl during a robbery at her home . The second man sent to the gallows was identified as Hamed who was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman. (AFP – Aug. 15, 2009) Iran hangs four for murder or drug trafficking Iran has hanged four men convicted of murder or drug trafficking in the capital Tehran and central city of Isfahan, government newspaper 'Iran' reported on Thursday. The men executed in Tehran's Evin prison on Wednesday were identified as Mehdi, 35, found guilty of murdering an elderly woman during a burglary and Moharam-Ali, 37, convicted of killing the 12-year-old boy of a relative. The men hanged in Isfahan prison on Wednesday were Mansour, 51, accused of possessing 294 grams (less than a pound) of heroin and Meisam, 24, said to have stabbed another man to death in a fight (AFP - Aug 20, 2009) .

September
Iran hangs man in Orumieh A man identified as Saeid Amini from the city of Bukan who had been jailed for 3 years in the Orumieh Prison was hanged today in this prison. (Association of Political Prisoners inExile – Sep. 16, 2009) Women executed in Khorassan According to

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