On Sunday morning, November 8, 2020, a young prisoner was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.
The Human Rights Center of No to prison, no to execution, quoting from Khorasan News Agency reported that on Sunday morning, November the 8th, the death sentence of a 26-year-old prisoner by the name of Mehrdad, who was arrested and sentenced to death two years ago on charges of murder, was carried out in Mashhad Central Prison.
Mehrdad was arrested in September 2018 for murdering his friend’s wife and has been in detention ever since. The death sentence was issued in the Fourth Branch of the Criminal Court of Khorasan Razavi and was sent to Branch 37 of the Supreme Court for approval which was confirmed. As a result, the 26-year-old prisoner was executed on Sunday morning, November 8, and his friend was sentenced to a long prison term in Mashhad Central Prison.
It is to be reminded that on the morning of November 8, the death sentence of a 62-year-old prisoner who was sentenced to death, 15 years imprisonment, and 100 lashes for the murder of an 11-year-old child was carried out in the same prison. Therefore, two executions were implemented in one day without any mercy!
Thus, according to the Statistics Center of the Human Rights Center of No to prison, no to execution, at least 227 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. Click here to join our Telegram.
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