It is clear for Iranian human rights observers that with Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s president and Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’i as the new head of the regime’s judiciary, the human rights situation in Iran will become worse and the people will witness more executions and other medieval trials.
What has happened over the past month about human rights abuses in Iran is a testament to that. Nearly 40 executions and hangings have taken place in Iranian prisons last July alone.
The summary of repression and human rights violations in Iran in July 2021 is as follows:
Executions in Iran, July 2021
In July 2021, according to the information gathered, at least 39 prisoners were hanged in Shiraz, Gohardasht, Central Isfahan, Central Zanjan, Central Rasht, Central Urmia, Jiroft, Central Mashhad, Central Qom, Maragheh, and Central Zahedan prisons on drug-related, rape and murder charges. All executed prisoners were men.
The age of the executed is between 21 and 58 years. Most executions took place in central Isfahan, central Urmia, and central Shiraz prisons. Many of the executions this month have not been reported in the state media and or approved by the government.
Executions on special charges:
On Sunday, July 4, two brothers, Davood Ghasemzadeh and Bahauddin Ghasemzadeh, were executed in Urmia Central Prison on charges of tribal murder. Bahauddin was a child-culprit at the time of the crime. Davood was injured in the spine and spinal cord during the arrest and now he suffers from spinal cord amputation.
On Saturday, July 10, two brothers, Amir Jalilifar, 56, and Akbar Jalilifar, 42, were executed in Isfahan Central Prison on drug charges.
Arrest in Iran, July 2021:
In July 2021, according to reports, at least 1,300 people were arrested for various reasons. Most arrests this month were youths and protesting people in various cities, including Ahvaz, Izeh, Andimeshk, Susangard, and Tehran, because of the dire living conditions, lack of water, the destruction of the nature reserves, high prices, unemployment, etc.
During this time, five citizens who worked as models were arrested by police. According to the regime’s dogmatic religious laws, modeling is considered a sin.
In this process, at least 1,000 people under various guises such as participating in protests in the cities of Khuzestan and other cities in support of the Khuzestan uprising, calling for protests, propaganda against the regime, collaborating with opposition groups, spreading lies on the Internet against the government, spreading calls for support From the Khuzestan uprising and to the execution of the prison sentence, by security officers, IRGC intelligence officers, and law enforcement
The arrest of religious minorities:
During the last month, an Iranian Baha’i citizen was arrested by security forces to serve his prison sentence.
Arbitrary Murder, Iran 2021
- During July, several cargo porters (Kulbars) and other citizens were shot by various government officials, as follows:
- Fereydoun Salehi was shot dead by the Border Regiment in Baneh during his job as kulbar.
- Mohammad Daryanavard was killed on suspicion of carrying alcohol by naval officers on the shores of Jad.
- Nasser Alizahi and Musa Alizahi were killed by the regime’s police in the Khor-Khusof axis.
- A businessman named Karim in Sarvabad, who was transporting the kulbar’s cargo inside the city in his Toyota car, died because of being chased by police officers on suspicion of smuggling goods while his car flipped which led to his death.
- Hamed Aminpour, 48, was shot several times in the abdomen by the Central Regiment at the Barvishkani border in the Baneh border highlands, and his body was found the next morning bleeding profusely. He was the father of 6 children.
- Abdolaziz Hajipour was killed after IRGC agents fired directly at the kulbars in the border areas of Banar in Urmia.