On Sunday, November 1, 2020, a prisoner was executed in Yazd Prison.
According to the Human Rights Center of No to prison, no to execution, citing from the Iranian Human Rights Organization, on Sunday, November 1, 2020, the death sentence of a prisoner who had been imprisoned in Yazd Central Prison since 2017 was carried out.
This prisoner executed in Yazd was named Haidar Ali Mohammadian. He was arrested in August 2017 on murder charges and was being held in Yazd prison. Last year, he went to the gallows to be executed, but was returned to the ward after receiving a deadline to pay a ransom. Unfortunately, he failed to pay the ransom on time, and his death sentence was carried out.
The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by any state media so far.
Thus, according to the Statistics Center of the Human Rights Center of No to prison, no to execution, at least 224 prisoners have been executed since the beginning of this year. However, the actual number is probably more than the number announced since many of the executions that take place in the medieval prisons of the Velayat-e-Faqih are not even recorded or announced at all and are carried out in secret.
Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
According to this article, no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Also, referring to Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to life is an inherent human right. This right must be protected by law. No person can be arbitrarily deprived of life.
Iran has the highest execution rate of its citizens in relation to its population.
According to news and statistics compiled and recorded by the Human Rights Center of No to prison, no to execution, at least 308 executions have been carried out between September 2019 and October 2020. Among this number of executions, eight were political prisoners and 16 were women.
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