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The Women’s Ward for Prisoners of Conscience in Mashhad

Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad was thrust into the spotlight when news emerged that secret mass executions were carried out there over the past two years. However, in this same institution a number of prisoners of conscience are serving sentences whose names have never appeared in the media. » read more

Report lists names of inmates hanged in secret in Iran

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has published the names of 101 prisoners who were executed in secret mass executions in Mashhad’s Valikabad Prison. » read more

Iranian dissident Ahmad Ghabel arrested

Ahmad Ghabel, the Iranian religious scholar, has been arrested once again by Islamic Republic authorities and transferred to Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad. » read more

30 hanged at Vakilabad Prison on drug charges

Iranian authorities have hanged another 30 prisoners at Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad on drug-related charges, says the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. » read more

Iran issues 40 death sentences for drug offences

Forty people imprisoned on drug charges have been sentenced to death, says the head of the Justice Department in the northwestern province of Ardebil. » read more

First Iranian reaction to reports of mass executions

Iranian authorities have responded for the first time to reports of mass executions at Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison, saying foreign media are exaggerating the sentences carried out there. » read more

Secret mass executions in Iranian prison

Sixteen prisoners were secretly hanged at Mashhad’s Vakilabad Prison on May 23 and 24, says the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, citing “reliable sources.” » read more

Rights group says secret hangings continue in Iranian prison

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran says 70 people have been executed at Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad in the past two and half months. » read more

Dire conditions of Iranian prison exposed in inmate letter

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is demanding an end to “secret mass executions and inhumane conditions” in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad.

The U.S.-based rights group said in a statement that Iran’s judiciary has made no efforts to rectify the “horrific situation” in Vakilabad Prison, where inmates are subjected to “sardine-like overcrowding, health threats, humiliations and mass executions.” » read more

Iran executes 10 more prisoners in Mashhad

Ten more prisoners were secretly executed yesterday in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, says the International Campaign for Human Rights, citing reliable sources. » read more