The execution of an inmate was carried out at Jiroft Prison, Kerman. This is the second execution carried out in a week at this prison.
According to the human rights center of No to Prison-No to Execution, at dawn of Wednesday August 4, 2021, an inmate, Farzad Afsordeh was executed at Jiroft Prison, Kerman, on charge of murder.
Mr. Afsordeh was 25, from Anbar Abad of Kerman who was detained three years ago on charge of murder and was sentenced to death.
An informed source said that during the last month, at least 10 inmates have been executed at this prison, a few identified. These executions have not been announced in any state-run media.
It is to be mentioned that on Sunday August 11, Mohammad Ali Sharifi was executed at Kerman Prison after serving 16 years in jail. He was charged with murder.
Also two other inmates; Vahid Raisi on July 28, and Ali Mohammadi on July 13, were executed at this prison.
Adding these executions, the number of executions since the onset of the current Persian Year (March 21, 2021) has reached 110. This is while many executions are covertly carried out and there is no news of them on any of the state-run media, thus the real number of executions is higher.
It is to be noted that since Ibrahim Raisi was appointed as president until his time of inauguration, in less than two months, at least 67 prisoners have been executed.
Death Sentence, for any reason and on any excuse is in violation of international laws and must be stopped and totally rescinded.
The human rights center of No to Prison-No to Execution calls for complete revocation of this inhuman punishment.
We oppose death sentence under all criteria and without any exceptions.
Death sentence is the most inhumane, brutal and mortifying kind of punishment; it violates the right to life, recognized at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.