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The letter below was received by Lisa Brown, mother of Christopher Vialva, who was executed by the federal government in September 2020 . Lisa was present and witnessed the execution. Sure, this is probably a part of the protocol, but its lack of recognition that she was there, and the very idea that they care one bit if anyone has questions or concerns, is just one more inconsiderate and insensitive jab at the families of the condemned... Click to enlarge Source:   Death Penalty Action , Staff, February 13, 2021 đźš© | Report an error, an omission, a typo; suggest a story or a new angle to an existing story; submit a piece, a comment; recommend a resource; contact the webmaster, contact us: deathpenaltynews@gmail.com . Opposed to Capital Punishment? Help us keep this blog up and running! DONATE! "One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted." -- Os

Iran | Inmates executed at Meshgin Shahr Prison, Tabriz Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 16, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Meshgin Shahr Prison.

According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Mesghin Shahr Prison on Saturday, February 13. 

The identity of the prisoner who was sentenced to to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been established as 37-year-old Ardabil native, Bahavar Tanazi. 

An informed source has told IHR that since his arrest, Bahavar Tanazi had spent the last five years behind bars. 

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder." 

Prisoner executed in Tabriz


Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 15, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Tabriz Central Prison.

According to HRANA news agency, a male prisoner was executed at Tabriz Central Prison on the morning of Wednesday, 6 January 2021. His identity has been established as 42-year-old Taher Hamel-Khoshkhou, who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. 

Taher Hamel-Khoshkhou was accused of committing murder during a fight in 2008 and initially sentenced to 11 years in prison by the preliminary court. However, his sentence was changed to qisas by the East Azarbaijan Court of Appeals in 2015, which was upheld by the Supreme Court. 

Taher Hamel-Khoshkhou was executed without prior notice to his family and his right to a last visit with them. 

HRANA quoted an informed source: “They did not tell his family prior to the execution and they did not even have a final visit. The execution was carried out due to pressure from the head of Tabriz Prison, a person named Safi Louyi and nobody knew about it so the family did not have the chance to try to stop the execution by obtaining an extension. Finally, after days of trying, his family found out on Wednesday that his sentence had been carried out and they were told to go and collect his body from Vadi Rahmat (Tabriz cemetery).”  

At the time of writing, Taher Hamel-Khoshkhou’s execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran. 

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder." 

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.


Source: iranhr.net, Staff, February 16-15, 2021


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