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Isfahan; Two Prisoners Executed In Daran Prison

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Human Rights in Iran – Wednesday, September 14, 2022 – Two prisoners were executed on murder charges at Daran County Prison in Isfahan Province.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Ali Hemmat Estaki, born in 1987, from Chadegan County, along with another unidentified prisoner from Tabriz, two prisoners accused of murder and incarcerated in Daran Prison in Feryedan County, Isfahan Province, were executed.

“Ali Hemmat Estaki was arrested about five years ago on the charge of murdering his friend and sentenced to death. Ali and his friend were at odds over financial matters and the murder had happened unintentionally,” an informed source told Iran Human Rights Organization.

As of writing this report, the execution of the 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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