According to human rights activists, Iranian authorities executed two prisoners and amputated the fingers of two others at Qom’s Langaroud Prison in central Iran.
Iranian intelligence police tortured a 35-year-old inmate to death in western Iran yesterday. According to Hengaw human rights website, the man identified as Bahman Oghabi was brutally beaten until he passed out in an Islamabad police station, and later passed away in the hospital.
A report by the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), revealed the death rates under the regime of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which reached about 277 people in 2020, placing Iran at the forefront of the countries that carry out executions in the world.
Two protesters in Ardabil, northwestern Iran were sentenced to four months of prison and 40 lashes each by a court in Ardabil. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the two men were identified as Maysam Jolani and Ali Khairju. Their trial, presided over by Judge Sajjad Habibi, was held on December 1, 2020. They were both charged with “participation in disrupting public order”.
Tehran courts sentenced two men and one woman to 99 lashes in the last three days for having extramarital relationships.
Iranian Wrestling Federation vice-president Hamid Sourian has called for the planned execution of wrestler Mehdi Ali Hosseini to be prevented.
Referring to the increasing robbery cases in Iran, a member of the Islamic Consultative Assembly’s presidium has called for issuing verdicts to amputate petty thieves’ hands.
Three protesters detained during the November 2019 nationwide protests were sentenced to a total of 40 years of prison yesterday by the Dezful Revolutionary Court in southwestern Iran. According to the Human Rights News Agency, the three Iranian protesters were identified as 23-year-old Ra’ad Hamedani, 19-year-old Qosei Khosraji, and 20-year old Sajad Debat.
Flogging and amputation sentences are among the cruelest punishments commonly used by the Iranian regime.
The Iranian regime breached its obligations based on international covenants on the right to life and on the health of prisoners. It brought tremendous pressure on prisoners. Prisoners of conscience and political prisoners underwent increasing pressure last year and were harassed, mistreated and tortured in prisons.
On December 12, 2020, Iranian authorities had executed Ruhollah Zam, an Iranian dissident and journalist who was living in exile in Paris since 2009, on the charge of “sowing corruption on earth” — a vague charge often wielded by