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2018 Death Penalty report: Saudi Arabia’s False Promise

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With crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the helm, 2018 was a deeply violent and barbaric year for Saudi Arabia, under his de facto leadership.
PhotoDeera Square is a public space located in front of the Religious Police building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in which public executions (usually by beheading) take place. It is sometimes known as Justice Square and colloquially called Chop Chop Square. After Friday prayers, police and other officials clear the area to make way for the execution to take place. After the beheading of the condemned, the head is stitched to the body which is wrapped up and taken away for the final rites.
This year execution rates of 149 executions, shows an increase from the previous year of three executions, indicating that death penalty trends are soaring and there is no reversal of this trend in sight.
The execution rates between 2015-2018 are amongst the highest recorded in the Kingdom since the 1990s and coincide with the ascension of king Salman to the t…

Iran: Execution of 8 Prisoners During the Uprising in Order to Intensify the Atmosphere of Intimidation

Public execution in Salmas, Iran, on January 11, 2018
Simultaneous with the nationwide uprising of the Iranian people and in order to intimidate the people, the mullahs' regime's executioners executed 8 young prisoners in various cities in the period of January 1 to January 11.

On Thursday, January 11, 2 prisoners were executed publicly in Salmas and Qazvin. 

The prisoner executed in Salmas suffered from mental illness. 

The young man executed in Qazvin Prison was on death row for 8 years.

On January 8, 2 prisoners were executed in Sari and on January 4; 2 other prisoners were executed in Gohardasht, Karaj. Amir Hossein Pour Jafar, 1 of the executed, was 16 years old at the time of committing alleged crime. 

On January 2, a prisoner was executed in Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah, and the day before, a 22-year-old youth was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.

These executions are taking place while 8,000 young people are arrested during the first 2 weeks of the uprising of the Iranian people and are in grave conditions. 

The response of the Iranian people, especially the brave Iranian youth, to this brutality is the continuation of the uprising until the eradication of the corrupt and oppressive regime of the mullahs. 

The Iranian Resistance urges all international human rights organizations to adopt immediate and effective steps to counter the systematic and brutal violations of human rights in Iran.

Source: NCRI, January 13, 2018


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