Execution in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj
A young man accused of murder and imprisoned since 2015, was hanged a few days ago in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.
According to Rokna News Agency, a young man who killed his wife’s friend in a park was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj.
Hamid had voluntarily turned himself to the police, claiming that the murder was unintentional.
However, the judges sentenced Hamid to death. The criminal court also sentenced Hamid’s wife to flogging.
They also condemned the young couple to “120 hours of community service in a nursing home”.
It is clear that all of these sentences violate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Since second half of March 2020, at least 55 executions have taken place in Iran.
On June 18, 2020, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director said: “Iran continues to execute several hundred people every year, earning the shameful spot of the second top executioner in the world.”
“No to Prison – No to Execution” condemns death sentences for any reason and under any pretext and emphasizes that it must be stopped.
Iran has the highest number of executions in proportion to its population.
According to our sources and the statistics gathered from various sources, there were 281 executions in 2019, of which 15 were women.
Since in many cases, the executions are announced to up to several months later or are not made public at all, the real figures are much higher.