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A prisoner Executed in Adel Abad Prison on murder charges

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Human Rights in Iran – Thursday, July 9, 2020 / The death sentence of Amir Abbas Salehi, a prisoner jailed in Adel Abad Prison (Shiraz, south-central Iran), accused of premeditated murder, was carried out.

According to Human Rights in Iran citing Iran Human Rights (IHR), on the morning of Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Amir Abbas Salehi, 36, a resident of Marvdasht, imprisoned in Adel Abad Central Prison of Shiraz, whose death sentence was previously confirmed by the country’s Supreme Court, executed on premeditated murder charges.

“Amir Abbas was sentenced to death on charges of murder of one of his neighbors for honour issues, and was on death row since 2016”, according to an informed source.

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 degradation and humiliation.

According to statistics released by human rights organizations, Iran is one of the countries with the highest number of executions per capital and after China the highest number of executions are in Iran.

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; 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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