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Tuesday, 27 September, 2022

The execution of a prisoner in Khorramabad

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Human rights in Iran – Monday, August 29, 2022 – The death sentence of Omid-Ali Garavand, a prisoner accused of murder, was carried out in Khorramabad Prison, the capital of Lorestan Province.

According to the report of Human Rights in Iran, at dawn yesterday, Sunday, August 28, 2022, Omid-Ali Garavand, a prisoner accused of premeditated murder and incarcerated in Khorramabad Central Prison, who was previously sentenced to retaliation punishment (Qisas), was hanged in this prison.

“Omid Ali Garavand, a resident of Sartarhan village located in Kuhdasht County in the outskirts of Lorestan Province, was arrested a few years ago after committing a murder and following going through interrogation and investigation in the trial stage, he was sentenced to death.”, according to the announcement of the Iran Human Rights Organization.

The implementation of Omid-Ali Garavand’s death sentence has not been published by domestic media until the moment of writing this report.

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.

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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