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Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

A Prisoner Executed In Bandar Abbas

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Human Rights in Iran – Thursday, September 8, 2022 – The death sentence of an Afghan national was carried out in Bandar Abbas Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Yar Mohammad Es’haghzehi, born in 1982, married with children, an Afghan national, a prisoner accused of drug offenses, was executed at Bandar Abbas Central Prison.

“Yar Mohammad Es’haghzehi was arrested in 2020 on charges of transporting and possession of narcotics and sentenced to death after proceedings.”, according to a well-informed source.

After the appointment of Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ezhe’ei as the head of the judiciary and his claim to speed up the enforcement of old cases and as a result the implementation 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.

Also, on August 23, 2022, Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, in his periodic report on cases of human rights violations in Iran, protested the increasing process of issuing and executing death sentences 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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