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Before 2020, there had been three federal executions in 60 years. Then Trump put 13 people to death in six months IN THE FINAL moments of Brandon Bernard’s life, before he was executed by lethal injection at a federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, on Dec. 10, 2020, President Donald Trump picked up the phone to entertain a final plea for mercy on Bernard’s behalf. The call was not with Bernard’s family or his attorneys. Nor was it with representatives from the Justice Department’s Pardon Attorney office, who had recommended just days earlier that Trump spare Bernard’s life.

Iran | Executions in Karaj, Salmas

Sabina Esmailzadeh Executed for Murder in Karaj

Sabina Esmailzadeh, a man sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was executed in Karaj Penitentiary.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Karaj Penitentiary on January 22. His identity has been established as 30-year-old Sabinia Esmailzadeh, an Architecture student from Mahabad.

At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

More executions have been reported at the prison on January 22 which Iran Human Rights continues to investigate.

Kamel Doudkanlu and Seyed Farhad Hosseini Executed in Salmas


Kamel Doudkanlu and Seyed Farhad Hosseini, sentenced to death for drug-related and murder charges, were executed in Salman Prison, West Azerbaijan province.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, 2 men were executed in Salman Prison on January 19. Their identities have been established as Kamel Doudkanlu and Seyed Farhad Hosseini.

Informed sources told Iran Human Rights: “Kamel Doudkanlu was arrested on charges of carrying heroine 7 years ago and was sentenced to death. He had 3 children. Farhad Hosseini was arrested and sentenced to death for murder around 2 years ago.

At the time of writing, neither of their executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

Those charged with the umbrella term of “intentional murder” are sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) regardless of intent or circumstances due to a lack of grading in law. 

Once a defendant has been convicted, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, January 24, 2023





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