The family of a young Iranian man executed last week over the alleged killing of a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) during nationwide protests continues to face harassment and intimidation from the authorities.
According to reports published on social networks, Milad Zohrehvand’s father was arrested and taken to prison following his son’s funeral on November 24.
The reasons for Ruhullah Zohrehvand’s detention remain unknown.
Meanwhile, intelligence agents of the IRGC poured concrete over Milad’s grave in the cemetery of the western city of Hamadan.
The Norway-based Hengaw organization said on November 23 that Zohrevand, a 21-year-old construction worker, was hanged without prior notice in Hamedan Central Prison – the eighth known execution carried out in cases related to protests that erupted after the September 2022 death of Mahsa Amini in police custody.
Zohrehvand was not granted a final meeting with his family, the group said.
Throughout his detention, he was denied access to a lawyer and other basic rights.
His family was reportedly subjected to intense pressure from the IRGC Intelligence Organization not to speak publicly about his case.
Amnesty International is horrified by reports of the chilling execution of Milad Zohrevand on 23 November in Hamedan Central prison and calls on the international community to urge Iranian authorities to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions. 1/5 pic.twitter.com/AZeClA1Jf9
— Amnesty Iran (@AmnestyIran) November 24, 2023
Amnesty International said it was “horrified” by Zohrevand’s execution and called on the international community to urge Iranian authorities to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions.
“Iran’s authorities systematically carry out executions after grossly unfair trials & use the death penalty as a tool of repression,” the London-based human rights group said on the social media platform X.
Source » iranwire