Four Baluch citizens were executed on narcotic related charges in Birjand and Isfahan prisons.
The human rights center of No to Prison-No to Execution quoted “Resanak” that at dawn of Sunday, August 8, 2021, four Baluch citizens: Zabihollah Hormozi and Majid Galleh Bach’cheh in Birjand Prison and Azam Mohammad Hasani and Seyyed Ismail Kurd-Tamini in Isfahan Prison, have been executed.
According to this report, Mr. Hormozi aka Mehrollah Sanjarani son of Habibillah was from Zahedan County and Majid Galleh Bach’cheh was from Torbartjam; both were incarcerated at Mashhad Prison on narcotic related charges and were executed there.
Also Mr. Mohammad Hassani (aka Kiazehi), son of Sohrab and Mr. Kurd-Tamini who were both from Zahedan and were confined in the same ward were executed in Isfahan Prison.
All four were sentenced to death for narcotic crimes.
Counting in these four executions, since the beginning of the new Persian year (March 21, 2021) so far 120 inmates have been executed. This is while many of the executions are covert ones and their news is not reflected in any media. So the real number or executions is much higher.
Executions on narcotic related charges is carried out while even the Iran regime’s authorities have admitted that these kind of executions have obverse effects throughout the society.
On the other hand, based on the new laws in regard with narcotic crimes, amended in 2017, the issue of death sentence for these charges has become limited and in general there has been a one-degree commute in some of the cases, but still execution of prisoners who are sentenced to death on narcotic related charges continues.
Death Sentence, for any reason and on any excuse is in violation of international laws and must be stopped and totally rescinded.
According to Amnesty International more than two thirds of the world’s nations (144 countries) have revoked the death sentence or don’t execute it in practice, but the execution machine in Iran speeds up on daily basis. With Ibrahim Raisi becoming the president and Eje’ee as the head of the Judiciary, the execution of death sentences has speeded up.