At the same time as the nationwide protests happening in Iranian cities, 8 prisoners have been executed in order to heighten the sense of intimidation among the people.
On Thursday, January 11, two prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for eight years.
On January 8, two prisoners were executed in Sari and on January 4; two other prisoners were executed in Gohardasht, Karaj. Amir Hossein Pour Jafar, one of the executed, was 16 years old at the time of committing alleged crime.