Over the past two days, three prisoners, including an Afghan national, were executed in Dastgerd prison in Isfahan and Dizelabad prison in Kermanshah.
According to the human rights center of “No to Prison-No to Execution”, on Wednesday and Thursday, September 29 and 30, 2021, two prisoners, Hamid Shahsanaee and Mohammad Barahuee, were executed at Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan and one prisoner, Afshar Fathi, was executed at Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah. Mohammad Beraouei was a citizen of Afghanistan.
Dastgerd Prison in Isfahan:
On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, two prisoners, Hamid Shahsanaee and Mohammad Boraouee, were executed at Dastgerd Prison in Esfahan on drug charges. The execution of these two prisoners coincided with the execution of Abbasqoli Salehi.
Mohammad Barahuee was an Afghan national and has been in detention for (possessing) 180 kilograms of narcotics for the last nine years.
Abbasqoli Salehi, Hamid Shahsanaee, and Mohammad Borahuee were transferred to solitary confinement on Monday, September 27, in a group of six to be executed.
The death sentences of three other prisoners, one of whom was sentenced to death on charge of “murder” and two on drug related charges, were postponed for unknown reasons.
Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah:
On Thursday, September 29, 2021, a prisoner named Afshar Fathi, 28, was executed on murder charges after serving four years in Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah.
Afshar Fathi was from the Kal-i-Kooshk village of Sarfiroozabad district of Kermanshah, who was arrested four years ago on murder charges and sentenced to death by the judiciary.
The execution of the three prisoners has not been announced in official sources.
Considering the execution of these three prisoners, at least 162 people have been executed since the beginning of 2021.
The death penalty, for any reason and excuse, violates international law and must be abolished and stopped completely.
According to Amnesty International’s annual report, more than two-thirds of the world’s countries (144 countries) have now abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. But the execution machine in Iran is accelerating every day, and with Ebrahim Raisi’s presidency and the Eje’ee’s presidency over the judiciary, executions have accelerated.