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Thursday, 26 November, 2020

A prisoner was executed in Hamedan Central Prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Vahed Rostam Zadeh, a prisoner accused of drug-related crimes was executed in Hamadan Central Prison on Thursday morning, April 30. This prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement in the past few days for his death sentence.

According to Human Rights in Iran, Vahed Rostam Zadeh, the prisoner charged with drugs and held in Hamadan Central Prison who was transferred to solitary confinement, was executed in the morning on Thursday, April 30.

Vahed Rostam Zadeh, born in 1990, a citizen of Hamadan, after the arrest and interrogation process, was charged with possession and trafficking drugs, then he had been sentenced to death and the country’s Supreme Court had upheld the conviction.

Human Rights in Iran had released a report on April, 27th (2020), informing the transfer of this prisoner to solitary confinement for carrying out his execution.

According to the annual report by Amnesty International in 2019, the Iranian government executed at least 251 people. At least 4 of those executed were under the age of 18 at the time of crime. However due to the lack of transparency of the authorities, it is difficult to find out the actual number of executions in this country and it may be much higher than the announced figures.

Considering the International Instrument of Human Rights and also the Article 5 in Universal Declaration of Human Rights, no one should be treated in a manner that causes their degrdation and humiliation.

On February 18, 2020, Amnesty International released a report describing human rights abuses in Iran, in which issued a report on the issuance and enforcement of death sentences: “International human rights law allows acts involving same-sex sexual intercourse with reciprocal consent and extramarital sex; muharebeh (enmity against God), spreading corruption on earth, insulting Mohammed the prophet and fighting against Islamic State are crime titles punishment of which is execution and hanging while there is no vague definition for them, yet.”

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