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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 in Boroujerd, Birjand

Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 20, 2021: A male prisoner sentenced to death on drug-related charges, has been executed in Boroujerd Prison.

According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of Tuesday, February 16, a male prisoner was executed in Boroujerd Prison, Lorestan province. The identity of the prisoner who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges, has been established as Ali Dadfari-Mazandarani.

An informed source told IHR: “Ali Dadfari was arrested on charges of carrying 80 kilograms of methamphetamines and heroin in 2018 and sentenced to death. He was also accused of being in possession of 15 AK47 rifles.”

At the time of writing, the execution of Ali Dadfari-Mazandarani has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

Baluch Prisoner Mansour Ghazagh Executed in Birjand


Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 19, 2021: IHR previously reported that two prisoners sentenced to death on drug-related charges had been executed at Birjand Central Prison on February 13. Newly obtained information shows that three people were executed at the prison on that day.

According to IHR’s previous report (https://iranhr.net/en/articles/4624/), Baluch prisoners, Jamaladdin Barahouyi and Mohammad Barahouyi were executed on drug-related charges in Birjand Central Prison on February 13. Newly obtained information by IHR shows that another Baluch prisoner, on death row for drug-related charges, was also executed at the prison on that day.

The identity of the third prisoner has been established as Mansour Ghazagh, a Zahedan resident, who had been on death row on drug-related charges for the last two years.

According to Resanak, which first published news of the executions, Mansour Ghazagh’s body has been returned to his family, who buried him the next day.

At the time of writing, none of the Baluch men’s executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 24 Baluch prisoners were executed in Mashhad, Zahedan, Isfahan and Birjand Central Prisons over the past two months (since 19 December 2020), with five executed on political and security charges.

There has been a dramatic drop in drug-related executions since a new article was added to the Anti-Drugs Law around three years ago. The amendment, which was passed into law in 2017, specifically restricts the death penalty and provides a degree of reduction in some drug-related cases.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, February 19-20, 2021

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