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Saturday, 01 October, 2022

2 Prisoners Executed In Arak On Drug-related Charges

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Human Rights in Iran – Friday, September 2, 2022, Two prisoners were executed at Arak Central Prison for drug offenses.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, Mohammad Hassan Kahrari, born in 1995, and Morteza Teymouri, born in 1994, two prisoners accused of drug crimes, imprisoned in Arak Central Prison, the capital of Markazi Province, were executed.

“Morteza Teymouri was from Germi Village in Lorestan Province and Mohammad Hassan Kahrari was also from Kermanshah and had been detained in prison since two years ago on drug related charges.”, according to IHR (Iran Human Rights).

Until the moment of writing this news, the execution of these two prisoners has not been announced by the media inside Iran or by official sources.

After the appointment of Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ezhe’ei as the head of the judiciary and his claim to speed up the execution of old cases and as a result the execution of death sentences with the aim of reducing the country’s criminal crimes, this process lead to the protest of Amnesty International by publishing a report on 27th June, 2022, explaining the situation of the implementation of death sentences in the first 6 months of 2022 in Iran.

Due to the non-transparency of the Iranian authorities, it is difficult to find out the actual number of executions in this country, and the number is certainly much higher than the announced figure.

Issuing and executing death sentences violates international human rights documents, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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