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Two Prisoners Executed At Adelabad Prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Sunday, September 11, 2022 – Two prisoners were executed at Adelabad Prison in Shiraz on murder and drug related offenses.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, Ramzan Jafarzadeh, a prisoner accused of drug crimes, along with Mohammad Mohammadi Ghaed, a prisoner accused of murder, were executed in the Central Prison (Adelabad) of Shiraz.

“These two prisoners were arrested in 2019 for crimes related to narcotics and premeditated murder, and their cases were examined in the Revolutionary and Criminal Court of Fars Province, and they were sentenced to death.”, according to the announcement of Iran Human Rights Organization.

The execution of these two prisoners has not been announced by the official media inside Iran until the moment of preparing this news.

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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