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Two Prisoners Executed At Taybad County Prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, September 7, 2022 – The death sentences of two prisoners, including an Afghan national charged with drug-related offenses were carried out at Taybad‌ County Prison.

According to Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, Khalghollah Fahimzadeh, an Afghan national, along with Hassan Haghverdizadeh, two prisoners charged with drug-related offenses and imprisoned at Taybad County Prison in Khorasan Razavi province, were executed.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights (IHR) Organization: “Khalghollah Fahimzadeh was from Afghanistan and had been in prison for two and a half years. Hassan Haghverdizadeh had also been in prison for about three years.”

As of this report, 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 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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