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Iran: The death penalty is an inhumane punishment for death row prisoners, their families and society as a whole

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"Whether guilty or not, the outcome of the death penalty is the same. In Iran, the death penalty is by hanging, and it takes from several agonising seconds to several harrowing minutes for death to occur and for everything to be over."

Every year several hundred people are executed by the Iranian authorities.
According to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and other human rights groups, death row prisoners have often no access to a defence lawyer after their arrest and are sentenced to death following unfair trials and based on confessions extracted from them under torture. 
These are issues which have been addressed in IHR’s previous reports. The current report is based on first-hand accounts of several inmates held in Iran's prisons and their families. The report seeks to illustrate other aspects of how the death penalty affects the inmate, their families and, as a consequence, society.
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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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