The news of a covert execution in Kermanshah prison was published after close to two months.
The human rights center of No to Prison-No to Execution, quoted the Iran Human Rights Organization on August 8, 2021, that an inmate, Massoud Esfandiari has been covertly executed at Kermanshah Dizel-Abad Prison after being incarcerated for 13 years. Mr. Esfandiari, 35, was covertly executed at this prison on charge of murder.
According to this report. Mr. Esfandiari has killed her fiancé, who was his cousin too, about 13 years ago. The girl’s family did not forgive him though they had to pay 160 million tomans to his family as a woman’s blood money is have a man’s.
Having in mind the reactionary laws that has been ratified in Iran under the name of religion and Islam, the infelicitous sentence of execution is not only not a criminal act but it has become a daily routine. On the other hand, this institutionalized crime, like many others is showcased as if it is the victim’s fault because they family of the victim has not forgiven the murderer.
If the victim is a woman, the victim’s family must pay some money to the killer’s family so that according to the so-called “Islamic regulations” the killer be executed under the laws of this reactionary regime.
The news of the covert execution of Massoud Esfandiari was revealed only after two months when one human right’s media published it.
Adding this covert execution in Kermanshah, the number of executions since the beginning of the new Persian year (March 21, 2021) reaches 116. 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.
Death Sentence, for any reason and on any excuse is in violation of international laws and must be stopped and totally rescinded.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.
It is to be mentioned that the covert execution of an inmate, Sajjad Sanjari, who was 15 at the time of his arrest, was carried out at the same prison.