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Sunday, 04 December, 2022

Execution Of A Prisoner In Isfahan

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Human Rights in Iran – Friday, October 21, 2022 – A prisoner was executed in Dastgerd Central Prison in Isfahan on murder charges.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, Mansour Ghorbani Bandarati, born in 1994, from Falavarjan, a prisoner accused of murder and imprisoned in Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan, whose sentence was previously confirmed by the Supreme Court, was executed.

“Mansour Qorbani was arrested on murder charges from 2015 and was in prison until the day of his execution.”, an informed source told Iran Human Rights.

The execution of Mansour Ghorbani Bandarati has not been announced by the media inside Iran or official sources until this report has been made.

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, protested the increasing trend of issuing and carrying out death sentences in Iran in his periodic report on human rights violations 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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