Iran | Man Saves Mother’s Murderer Before Own Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 29, 2023: Morad Biranvand was executed for drug-related charges in Khorramabad Central Prison. Prior to execution, he granted forgiveness to his mother’s murderer, saving his life from death row. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Khorramabad Central Prison on 29 November. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Morad (Allah) Biranvand who was on death row for drug-related charges.

Iran: 2 executed over drug charges; 47 executions in one week

Iran Human Rights, November 13: The Iranian state media has reported the hanging of two prisoners.

The official website of the Iranian judiciary in the province of Fars (southern Iran) has reported the public hanging of one prisoner, identified as F. B., in the town of Neyriz (south of Shiraz) on November 12. The prisoner was reportedly convicted of trafficking 4 kilograms of opium and 4,700 grams of heroin.

A total of 11 prisoners were executed in the province of Fars in the past seven days.

The official Iranian news agency, IRNA reports the hanging of a prisoner in Zanjan prison (western Iran) today. The prisoner was not identified by name.

Official Iranian sources have reported a total of 27 executions in the past seven days.

47 Unofficial Executions:

Unofficial sources have reported a total of 47 executions in Iran in the past seven days. Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran (HRDAI) reported the secret execution of 35 prisoners in Vakilabad prison in Mashhad (northwestern Iran) on November 7. HRANA has reported the execution of 12 prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison (west of Tehran) today. The prisoners were allegedly convicted of drug-related charges.

Iran Human Rights is currently investigating the unofficial reports of executions in Vakilabad and Rajai Shahr prisons.

Source: Iran Human Rights, November 13, 2012

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