Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 6, 2019: At least 38 prisoners have been executed in Iran in July 2019. This is the highest number of executions in a month in the country during the past 20 months.
According to the IHR statistic department, at least 37 prisoners have been executed in different Iranian prisons and one hanged in public.
Most of the executions are recorded at Urmia prison (also called Darya prison) with 8 prisoners who have been hanged in the Iranian northwestern city’s prison. Second in a row was the Karaj city’s Rajai-Shahr prison near Tehran with 6 executions.
Officials in Iran have announced only 14 of the 38 executions. The rest was recorded and confirmed by IHR.
34 of the executed people were charged with murder, 3 with drug-related charges and one was charged with rape.
4 of the executed people were women.
Since the beginning of 2019, at least 147 people were hanged in Iran. This shows an eight per cent increase compared to the same period in 2018.