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Sunday, 04 December, 2022

Execution Of A Prisoner In Zahedan

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Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, October 19, 2022 – A prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, Morteza Barahuei, native of the Old Road area of Zahedan, a prisoner accused of murder and imprisoned in Zahedan Central Prison was executed at dawn on Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

Morteza Barahuei was arrested a few years ago after committing the murder and was sentenced to death by the Criminal Court of Zahedan after going through interrogation, investigation and trial proceedings, according to this report.

Morteza Barahuei’s death sentence was confirmed after the ruling was sent to the Supreme Court and his case was referred to the Prosecutor’s Office’s Office.

The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the media inside Iran or by 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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