12 inmates executed in just one week – Iran steps up executions

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12 inmates were executed over the past week in Iran.

A total of 12 inmates were executed in the week spanning from December 12 to 19.

Two prisoners by the names of Behnam and Shoaib Rigi were executed at dawn on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in the Prison of Zahedan, in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.

Shahab Javid was executed on Thursday, December 17, in the Central Prison of Qom.

Rasoul Ferdows was executed on Thursday, December 17, in the Prison of Boroujerd.

Mohammad Moradi, was hanged on Thursday, December 17, in the Central Prison of Saqqez, in Kurdistan Province.

Three inmates by the names of Mehdi, Arastoo and Maysam were executed on Wednesday, December 16, in the Rajaishahr Prison in Karaj.

A woman was executed in this week in Sepidar Prison of Ahvaz. The name and exact date of this execution has not been specified.

Ruhollah Zam was executed on Saturday, December 12, in an undisclosed location.

Two other inmates were executed in Esfarayen, on Saturday, December 12.

More prisoners including 13 in Qom and three in Zahedan are awaiting the implementation of their verdicts.

These executions are a small part of the actual number of executions carried out in Iran since the Judiciary and media do not publish the news on executions.

The UN General Assembly censured the Iranian regime on December 18, for its violations of human rights in Iran, including frequent use of the death penalty and execution of juveniles.

The 67th UN resolution condemning human rights abuses in Iran also expressed alarm over the use of torture and inhuman and cruel treatment of prisoners. It called for the release of those arrested and detained during protests in December 2017-January 2018 and in November 2019.

The resolution called on the Iranian regime to end its use of forced, arbitrary arrests, torture, and other inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment of protesters arrested during peaceful protests.

Source » iran-hrm

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