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12 Executions inside Orumiyeh Central Prison in 11 Days; 9 of These for Drug Offenses

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Twelve prisoners were hanged inside the Orumiyeh Central Prison between October 18 and October 29, nine of these for drug trafficking crimes, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has learned.

According to a source, on October 18, 2014, five inmates sentenced to death on drug-related charges were transferred from the facility’s Ward 15 to its Quarantine Ward, and hanged at 11:30 p.m. The five inmates, all citizens of Orumiyeh, were Fakhreddin Ghavidel, Esfandiar Ghahremani, Nejat Karimi, Arash Sigari, and Bahram Seddighi.

Five other inmates, Salaheddin Behnam Kerdar, Rashid Alizadeh, Reza Tahmassebi, Younes Golbahar, and Latif Mohammadi, were executed in the same facility on October 26, 2014. All of them, except for Mohammadi, had been sentenced to death on charges of drug trafficking and possession.

According to the United Nations, death sentences may be assigned only in the case of the “most serious” crimes, and drug-related charges do not fulfill this requirement. The vast majority of executions in Iran are carried out for drug-related offenses.

Recently, Iran’s top human rights official, Mohammad Javad Larijani, stated in a CNN interview [Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/world/2014/10/29/intv-amanpour-michael-holmes-iran-jason-rezaian-mohammad-javad-larijani-journalists.cnn] that 80% of the executions in Iran are drug-related and that the “world should appreciate” Iran’s war on narcotics. The UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, however, stated in his most recent report  that “The rise in executions for crimes that do not meet the threshold of ‘most serious crimes’…severely contravene[s] the [Iranian] Government’s international and national commitments.”

http://edition.cnn.com/video/api/embed.html#/video/world/2014/10/29/intv-amanpour-michael-holmes-iran-jason-rezaian-mohammad-javad-larijani-journalists.cnn

Iran has the highest per capita execution rate in the world. According to the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Iran, between July 2013 and June 2014, at least 852 individuals were executed.

Another one of the executed individuals, Latif Mohammadi, was charged with murder and armed robbery. However, the victim’s family subsequently forgave Mohammadi, and, under Iranian law, his Qisas (retaliatory death sentence) should have been either commuted or forgiven completely. Nevertheless, he remained on death row on the armed robbery charges and was executed along with the individuals convicted of drug crimes.

According to the source, on October 29, 2014, two other inmates, Ebrahim Choopani, a resident of Mahabad in Kurdistan Province arrested in 2009, and Yousef Hajiloo, a resident of Maku in West Azerbaijan Province arrested in 2008, were also hanged inside the Orumiyeh Prison for Qisas on charges of murder.

The Campaign and United Nations experts have called for an immediate moratorium on executions in Iran as Iran’s judicial process is characterized by an endemic lack of due process. Defendants are routinely denied access to counsel, forced under threat or torture to “confess,” and then convicted, including in capital cases, after brief, unfair trials.

Additionally, news of these twelve executions has not been announced by any official Iranian news media, continuing a long-standing pattern of a lack of transparency regarding executions in Iran.

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Iran – 20th Session of Universal Periodic Review

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Mr. Mohammad Javad Ardeshir Larijani, Secretary of the High Council for Human Rights of Islamic Republic of Iran (Introduction)

2. South Africa, Ms. Noumisa Pamella Notutela

00:22:17

3. Spain, Mr. Luis Ángel Redondo Gómez

00:23:33

4. Thailand, Mr. Thani Thongphakdi

00:24:50

5. Egypt, Mr. Essameldin Abdelhamid Mowad Ashour

00:26:04

6. Sweden, Mr. Jan Knutsson

00:28:30

7. Switzerland, Mr. Alexandre Fasel

00:29:42

8. Syrian Arab Republic, Mr. Hussam Eddin Aala

00:30:44

9. Sri Lanka, Mr. Ravinatha P. Aryasinha

00:33:19

10. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Dusko Uzunovski

00:34:36

11. Tunisia, Mr. Sami Bougacha

00:35:42

12. Turkmenistan, Mr. Hemra Amannazarov

00:37:02

13. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mr. Mark Matthews

00:38:18

14. United States of America, Mr. Keith Mr. Harper

00:39:24

15. Uruguay, Mr. Patricio Silva Muñoz

00:40:35

16. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Ms. Luisa Rebecca Sánchez Bello

00:42:07

17. Viet Nam, Ms. Mai Lien Vu

00:43:09

18. Yemen, Mr. Ali Mohamed Saeed Majawar

00:44:29

19. Zimbabwe, Mr. Charles Chishiri

00:45:46

20. Afghanistan, Mr. Atiqullah Murad

00:47:02

21. Algeria, Ms. Zahira Abed

00:48:20

22. Angola, Mr. Apolinário Jorge Correia

00:49:35

23. Argentina, Ms. Marina Mantecon Fumado

00:50:38

24. Armenia, Ms. Hasmik Tolmajyan

00:51:49

25. Australia, Ms. Tanya Bennett

00:53:03

26. Austria, Mr. Karl Prummer

00:54:09

27. Bahrain, Mr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri

00:55:37

28. Bangladesh, Mr. Shameem Ahsan

00:56:57

29. Belarus, Ms. Inna Vasilevskaya

00:58:12

30. Belgium, Mr. Pierre Gillon

00:59:25

31. Benin, Ms. Maurille Biaou

01:00:47

32. Bhutan, Ms. Tashi Peldon

01:01:54

33. Bolivia, Ms. María Natalia Pacheco Rodriguez

01:03:05

34. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms. Snežana Višnjić

01:04:25

35. Brazil, Ms. Regina Maria Cordeiro Dunlop

01:05:37

36. Brunei Darussalam, Ms. Nurussa’adah Muharram

01:06:55

37. Burkina Faso, Ms. Myriam Claudine Yabiyuré Poussi

01:08:08

38.

01:09:22

39. Canada, Ms. Elissa Golberg

01:10:41

40. Chad, Mr. Malloum Bamanga Abbas

01:56:14

41. Chile, Ms. Marta Maurás

01:57:33

42. China, Ms. Danhui Song

01:59:06

43. Costa Rica, Ms. Elayne Whyte Gómez

02:00:20

44. Cuba, Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo

02:01:38

45. Cyprus, Mr. Andreas Ignatiou

02:02:48

46. Czech Republic, Mr. Victor Velek

02:03:59

47. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mr. Se Pyong So

02:05:02

48. Denmark, Ms. Sisse Norman Canguilhem

02:06:18

49. Djibouti, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Abro

02:07:30

50. State of Palestine, Ms. Nada Tarbush

02:08:41

51. Eritrea, Mr. Bereket Woldeyohannes

02:09:51

52. Estonia, Mr. Jüri Seilenthal

02:11:21

53. Ethiopia, Mr. Ephrem Bouzayhue Hidug

02:12:35

54. Finland, Mr. Stefan Lee

02:13:39

55. France, Mr. Nicolas Niemtchinow

02:14:43

56. Germany, Mr. Joachim Rücker

02:16:07

57. Ghana, Ms. Laila Heward-Mills

02:17:19

58. Greece, Mr. Alexandros Alexandris

02:18:25

59. Guatemala, Mr. Juan Antonio Benard Estrada

02:19:48

60. Hungary, Ms. Zsuzsanna Horváth

02:21:01

61. Iceland, Mr. Thórdur Sigtryggsson

02:22:12

62. India, Ms. Gloria Gangte

02:23:23

63. Indonesia, Mr. Triyono Wibowo

02:24:45

64. Iraq, Mr. Abdel Kareem Al-Janabi

02:25:45

65. Ireland, Ms. Breda Lee

02:27:05

66. Israel, Mr. Eviatar Manor

02:28:09

67. Italy, Ms. Simona Battiloro

02:29:40

68. Japan, Mr. Kotaro Suzuki

02:30:57

69. Kazakhstan, Mr. Bakbergen Koishibayev

02:32:13

70. Kuwait, Mr. Jamal M.I. Alghunaim

02:33:35

71. Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mr. Xayfhong Sengdara

02:34:50

72. Latvia, Mr. Rolands Ezergailis

02:36:13

73. Lebanon, Ms. Najla Riachi Assaker

02:37:16

74. Lithuania, Mr. Rytis Paulauskas

02:38:34

75. Luxembourg, Mr. Jean-Marc Hoscheit

02:39:45

76. Malaysia, Ms. Raja Intan Nor Zareen

02:41:22

77. Mali, Mr. Amadou Opa Thiam

02:42:36

78. Mauritania, Ms. Fatma Isselmou

02:43:48

79. Montenegro, Mme Zorica Marić-Djordjević

02:45:13

80. Myanmar, Mr. Maung Wai

02:46:31

81. Netherlands, Mr. Roderick Van Schreven

02:47:24

82. New Zealand, Mr. Carl Allan Reaich

02:48:36

83. Nicaragua, Mr. Néstor Cruz Toruño

02:49:29

84. Niger, Mr. Issoufou Garba

02:50:48

85. Nigeria, Mr. Patrick C.Y. Gbemudu

02:51:59

86. Norway, Ms. Harriet E. Berg

02:53:21

87. Oman, Mr. Abdulla Nasser Al Rahbi

02:54:41

88. Pakistan, Mr. Aamar Aftab Qureshi

02:56:13

89. Paraguay, Ms. Raquel Cristina Pereira Farina

02:57:35

90. Peru, Ms. Claudia Portillo Gonzáles

02:58:56

91. Poland, Mr. Jerzy Baurski

03:00:20

92. Portugal, Ms. Ana Helena Pinheiro Marques

03:01:34

93. Qatar, Mr. Almuhannad A. Al-Hammadi

03:03:09

94. Republic of Korea, Mr. Ye Se-Min

03:04:22

95. Romania, Ms. Maria Ciobanu

03:05:31

96. Russian Federation, Ms. Anastasia Bogdatieva

03:06:36

97. Senegal, Mr. Serigne Dieye

03:07:45

98. Sierra Leone, Ms. Yvette Stevens

03:09:08

99. Singapore, Mr. Steven Pang

03:10:27

100. Slovakia, Mr. Martin Kmošena

03:11:38

101. Slovenia, Mr. Vojislav Šuc

03:12:48

102. Uzbekistan, Mr. Javohir Nurmetov

03:14:05

103. Mexico, Mr. Jorge Lomónaco

03:15:21

104. Mr. Mohammad Javad Ardeshir Larijani, Secretary of the High Council for Human Rights of Islamic Republic of Iran (Final Remarks)

03:16:48

Source: UN TV

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