Yasin Abdollahi, innocent of crime was executed at Zahedan Prison after serving nine years on murder charges.
According to the human rights center of “No to Prison-No to Execution”, quoting Rasanak, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, a prisoner named Yassin Abdollahi, 30, was executed on murder charges, after spending nine years in Zahedan prison while he insisted on his innocence, and there were no witnesses to the crime attributed to him. The execution was carried out when the judge of the case insisted on it.
Yassin Abdollahi, son of Moradbakhsh from Iranshahr, was in Zahedan Central Prison and had been transferred to solitary confinement for execution on September 27.
According to the Report, Yasin was arrested in 1999 (13 years ago) on murder charges in Iranshahr and transferred to Zahedan Central Prison. “Yassin never committed the murder, and this issue was not taken into consideration, even though it was followed up by Molawi Abdul Hamid Ismailzehi, the Friday Imam of Zahedan, to get the consent of the plaintiffs.”
“By collecting the signatures of 51 locals, the plaintiffs claimed that Yassin was the murderer, while none of the signatories witnessed the murder, and the judiciary, regardless of Yassin’s words, sought to dismiss the case as soon as possible,” the report added.
In this way, Yassin Abdollahi was executed despite his insistence on being innocent after serving nine years in prison.
The execution of Yassin Abdollahi has not been announced in any official media.
It is worth noting that Yassin Abdollahi’s execution in Zahedan prison is the fourth execution this week. On September 25, 2021, Wahab Samadi and Sohrab Naji were executed in Shiraz, and on September 29, Abbasqoli Salehi was executed in Isfahan.
Considering the execution of this prisoner in Zahedan Prison, at least 158 people have been executed since the beginning of 1400 (March 21, 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.