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Execution of a prisoner in Bandar Abbas

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Human Rights in Iran – Monday, August 29, 2022 – The death sentence of a prisoner accused of narcotics was carried out in Bandar Abbas Central Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, citing from Haal Vash, At dawn yesterday, Sunday, August 28, 2022, prisoner Esmaeil Bargrizan, born in 1994, son of Malek, married and father of 1 child, from Mahmudabad, located in Iranshahr city, accused of drug crimes, was executed in Bandar Abbas Central Prison.

“Esmaeil was arrested in Bandar Abbas on drug charges in 2018 and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of this city after interrogation and investigation proceedings.”, according to a well-informed source.

Esmaeil Bergrizan was transferred from the general ward of Bandar Abbas Prison to solitary confinement in this prison on August 26, 2022.

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.

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 lack of 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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