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Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

Transferring A Prisoner To Solitary Confinement For Execution

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Human Rights in Iran – Sunday, September 11, 2022 – A prisoner accused of murder was transferred to solitary confinement at Ardabil Central Prison for execution.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, on the morning of Saturday, September 10, 2022, Ahmad Panahi, born in 1992, a prisoner accused of murder and sentenced to death, was transferred from the general ward of Ardabil Central Prison to solitary confinement for the implementation of the death sentence.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights Organization: “Ahmad was arrested on charges of honor killing about 4 years ago and was detained in prison.”

It should be mentioned that the prisoner was transferred to solitary confinement in August (2022) for the enforcement of the death sentence, but had returned to his ward with a one-month deadline.

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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