Iran: More Than 100 Prisoners executed since January 2020

Iran: More Than 100 Prisoners executed since January 2020

Published by on June 15, 2020

International Liberty Association: According to reports by Iran Officials and human rights activists, more than 100 inmates have been executed in Iran from January to mid-June 2020.
At least 30 of these executions have been announced by official and semi-official press and media, and the other 79 were carried out in secret.

At least two women were hanged in January 2020. One of them was identified as Maliheh Haj Hassani, hanged in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz, capital of Fars Province, southern Iran.

The state-run press identified the other woman by her first name, Sara. The women, 32, she was hanged in the Central Prison of Mashhad, capital of Razavi Khorasan Province, north-eastern Iran.

The execution of a juvenile on 21 April 2020 caused outrage around the world over basic rights abuse in Iran.

Shayan Saeedpour was hanged in the Central Prison of Saqqez in the Iranian Kurdistan for committing murder when he was less than 18 years of age.

The victims of death penalties carried out since January 2020 also included political prisoners.

On 10 June, the father of political prisoner Hedayat Abdollahpour announced that his son had been executed 20 days earlier. He found out about the shocking execution of his son upon referral to the Justice Department’s unit in charge of implementing the verdicts in Urmia, capital of West Azerbaijan Province, northwestern Iran.

The Iranian authorities did not give advance notice to Mr Abdollahpour’s lawyer, nor did they grant the last visit to his family.

Political prisoner Mostafa Salimi, 53, was also hanged in the Central Prison of Saqqez on the morning of 11 April 2020 after 17 years of detention. Mr Salimi’s execution was widely covered by the state-run press in Iran.

International Liberty Association urges the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and other international human rights organizations to take action to stop the death penalty in Iran.

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