May 30, 2011
According to reports, the death sentence of a prisoner who was transferred to a solitary cell in cellblock 1 in Gohardasht (Rajayi Shahr) Prison in Karaj on Monday was carried out on Tuesday.
Sadeq Heshmatian, 27, was hanged in this prison after almost seven years of prison.
Despite being executed two days ago, the Judiciary and state-run media have still not announced this execution…
This young man was detained in Gohardasht Prison under harsh and inhumane conditions for close to seven years. Prison guards had transferred him to cellblock 5 known as the Methadone Cellblock and had kept him there for a long time to put pressure on him. He was recently transferred to cellblock 6. This young prisoner had protested the conditions in cellblock 5 along with his cellmates on a number of occasions and had taken over cellblock 5 with his cellmates twice. One of the reasons his death sentence was carried out was because he protested the dire prison conditions. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – May 25, 2011)