Hengaw; Thursday, May 18, 2023
Two prisoners named Mustafa Vafaei and Farhad Vafaei, who had previously been sentenced to death on charges of murder, were executed in Rasht's Lakan Prison. At least 14 people have been executed in Iran prisons today.
According to a report received by Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, in Rasht Central Prison (Lakan), the death sentences of Mustafa Vafaei, age 23, and Farhad Vafaei, age 54, were carried out at dawn on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
The two prisoners, who are cousins, were previously found guilty of "murder in a mass conflict" and sentenced to death in a joint case, according to the Iran Human Rights Organization.
The news of the execution of these prisoners has not been announced in the domestic Iranian media, especially the media affiliated with the judiciary.
According to data registered in the Statistics and Documents Center of the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, today, Thursday, May 18, 2023, in the Iran Prisons, at least 14 people have been executed, including Khorramabad Prison, 5 prisoners; Kerman Prison, 4 prisoners; Sanandaj Prison, 2 prisoners; Jiroft Prison, one prisoner; and Lakan Prison, two prisoners.