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Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

 Execution Of A Prisoner At Esfahan Central Prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Sunday, September 11, 2022 – The execution of a prisoner accused of murder was carried out at Isfahan Central Prison.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on today, Sunday,September 11,2022, Hassan Agha-Mohammadi, born in 1995, from Minadasht, a prisoner accused of murder and jailed in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan Province, was executed.

“Hassan Agha-Mohammadi had been held in prison for about three years,” an informed source told Iran Human Rights Organization.

Until the report is set up, the execution of this prisoner 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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