A foreign-based Iranian human rights group has reported that twenty inmates in Iran’s Rajaee-Shahr prison near Tehran have been into solitary cells as a sign of their impending execution.
Iran’s Human Rights Organization (IHRO) said Saturday that the inmates are on death row mainly for first-degree murder and asked world opinion and the international community not to be silent over the possible executions.
Iran’s judicial authorities have not yet reacted to this report and there are no other reports about the prisoners who are said to have been moved to solitary confinement.
IHRO says it has been able to obtain the names of seven of the inmates facing possible execution.
IHRO reported last week that five people were executed at Rajaee-Shahr, including two women and two Afghan citizens. Rights organizations also reported the execution of another five inmates in Bandar Abbas, Isfahan and Shiraz.
Rights organization believe Iran does not reveal the full number of executions and say that in the first half of 2019, at least 110 people were hanged in Iran.
In 2018, the official number of executions were 253, second only to China globally.