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Two Prisoners (One Was Afghan Citizen) Were Hanged in Iran

 

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Iran Human Rights: Two men were hanged in Rajai Shahr Prison of Karaj (west of Tehran).

According to the Iranian daily newspaper „Javan“ two prisoners were hanged in the Rajai Shahr Prison last Wednesday. One of the prisoners was identified as „Alireza“ convicted of pouring acid on the face of his stepfather in 2005. The stepfather died few days later as a result of the injuries. The report didn’t mention Alireza’s age at the time of committing the alleged offence.

The other prisoner who was an Afghan citizen identified as „Mohammad„, was convicted of murdering an old couple and stealing their jewelery, said the report.

 

حقوق بشر ایران، 9 خرداد 1392: دو مرد در زندان رجایی شهر کرج به دار آویخته شدند.

به گزارش روزنامه „جوان“ دو زندانی چهارشنبه گذشته در زندان رجایی شهر اعدام شده اند. یکی از زندانی ها که با نام „علیرضا“ معرفی شده، به جرم اسیدپاشی به صورت پدرناتنی ش در سال 1384 در زندان بوده است؛ که مصدوم بعد از چند روز به علت جراحات وارده می میرد. گزارش اطلاعی از سن علیرضا موقع ارتکاب جرم نداده است.

زندانی دیگر که به عنوان شهروند افغانستان با نام „محمد“ معرفی شده ، متهم به قتل یک زوج مسن و دزدی جواهراتشان بوده است.

 

11 Prisoners Among Them 2 Women and 2 Afghan Citizens Were Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights: According to official reports from Iran 11 prisoners, among them two women and two Afghan citizens, have been executed in the last 3 days in the prisons of Mashhad, Bam and Kermanshah. One prisoner was also executed in the prison of Urmia according to unofficial reports.

Four prisoners executed in Mashhad:

According to the Iranian state broadcasting two prisoners were executed in the prison of Mashhad Wednesday April 24. According to this report the prisoners were 26 and 22 year old men who were convicted of rape in two different cases in 2010.

According to Tabnak (website close to the authorities) two other prisoners were hanged in the prison of Mashhad on April 22. Quoting the Khorasan daily newspaper the reports said that the men were two young Afghan citizens who were convicted of raping a 16 year old girl.

None of the prisoners were identified by name.

Four prisoners among them two women were executed in Kermanshah (Western Iran):

According to the Iranian state broadcasting fur prisoners were hanged in the Dizelabad prison of Kermanshahon on April 22. According to this report the prisoners who were not identified by name were „major distributors of narcotic drugs in the area“. They were charged with possession of 2000 grams of heroin and 25000 grams of opium said the report. Two of the prisners were women according to the report but none of them were identified by name.

Three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bam (Southeastern Iran):

According to Khorasannews three prisoners were hanged in the prison of Bam (southeastern Iran) . One of the prisoners was convicted of participation in possession and trafficking of 5 kilograms of heroin, while the two others were charged with distribution of 9 kilograms of heroin. None of the prisoners were identified by name.

One prisoner was hanged in the prison of Urmia

According to the unofficial Kurdish news agency Kurdpa one prisoner identified as„Nazmi Abbasnejad“ (32 year old) was hanged in the prison of Urmia today Wednesday April 24. According to the report the prisoner was convicted of drug related charges. The news was not announced by the official media. According to Iran Human Rights’ „annual report on the death penalty“ none of the 23 executions in the Urmia prison in 2012 were announced by the official Iranian media.

 

Four Prisoners Executed in Kerman (Southeastern Iran)

Iran Human Rights: Four prisoners were hanged in the prison of Kerman (southeastern Iran) early this morning.

According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, three of the prisoners were convicted of participation in possession of 121 kilograms of morphine and 440 grams of opium, while the fourth prisoner was convicted of trafficking of 5475 grams of heroin and 6440 grams of opium, said the report. None of the prisoners were identified by name.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report on the death penalty in 2012, at least 76% of all those executed in 2012 were charges with drug related charges. IHR has received many reports on unfair trials, torture and forced confessions in the drug-related cases.

Five Prisoners among them two Afghan citizens were hanged in the prison of Zahedan, according to the website of the „Human rights and democracy activists in Iran“ (HRDAI). The report has not been confirmed by the official sources.

 

ANNUAL REPORT ON THE DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN – 2012

 

 

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Public Hangings in Pakdasht (Yesterday) and Urmia (Today)- Two Men Are Scheduled To Be Hanged Publicly In Tehran Today

 

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Iran Human Rights, January 19: Two men were publicly hanged in Pakdasht (South of Tehran) yesterday morning reported the official Iranian media today.

The men were identified as „Siyavash“ (27) and „Mahmood“ (28) and were convicted of rape, said the state run Fars news agency.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) had warned about the scheduled public hanging of Siyavash and Mahmood (from Rajai Shahr prison) and a third man (from Varamin prison) in Pakdasht on Thursday. According to our reports Siyavash had slit his wrist to avoid being executed. We have no news of the third man who was scheduled to be executed in Pakdasht.

Public hanging in Urmia:

A young man identified as Hamed (23) was publicly hanged in the city of Urmia (north-western Iran) early this morning. According to the state run ISNA news agency the prisoner was convicted of murdering another young man.

Two men scheduled to be hanged publicly in Tehran tomorrow:

According to the state run Fars news agency, two prisoners are scheduled to be executed in public in Tehran tomorrow morning Sunday January 20. The men were arrested 35 days ago and convicted of „Moharebeh“ and „Corruption on earth“ for forcefully (using a knife) stealing from a man about 50 days ago. The footage of the stealing episode was spread on the YouTube.

Last week another man was hanged publicly in a football stadium in Sabzevar (northeastern Iran)and the flogging sentences of four men were carried out publicly in Sabzevar and Akman (near Semnan).

IHR strongly condemns the wave of public executions and floggings in Iran. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: „The international community must react to the horror show of public medieval punishments orchestrated by the Iranian authorities“. He added : „These public executions and floggings are an expression of the threat that Iran’s Supreme leader Mr. Ali Khamenei and the rest of the Iranian authorities feel as we get closer to the next Presidential elections in June 2013. The leadership of the Iranian authorities is willing to do whatever it takes to avoid repeating the Post-electoral protests after the 2009 elections. Spreading fear and terrorizing the society by public executions is their only efficient tool and we are concerned that the executions will increase even more in the coming months. We urge the international community to react immediately“.

It`s enough!!!

 

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