Ali Nahtani was the father of a small, sick girl. His family did not have the money to go to Qaen and pursuit his case. The unjust decree of death penalty for Ali was carried out in silence and loneliness.
Ali Nahtani a Baluch citizen who was confined at Qaen prison in South Khorasan Province being sentenced to death was executed at dawn of today, December 15.
According to the human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” Ali Nahtani (Noorzehi), 30, son of Einollah from Shirabad neighborhood in Zahedan was taken to solitary cell on Tuesday, December 24, to be executed.
Hal-Vash website completing the news wrote: “Ali Nahtani resided in Mashhad and was detained in 2019 in south Khorasan Province. At the time of the arrest, he was a bus driver assistant en-route Zahedan to Mashhad.
After his detention a court in Qaen City sentenced him to death and the supreme court approved the decree later.
Ali Nahtani, Baluch citizen was married and had a sick daughter, 4-years-old. Ali’s father had died earlier, and he took care of his mother, wife, and little sick daughter.
The report reads in part: “Ali’s family being poor were not able to go from Mashhad to Qaen to pursuit his case. Ali always told his friends at prison that he is sentenced to death because he didn’t have money and there was no one to pursuit his case and was always in pain for that.
Last night, the cyber space users campaigned with Hastag Ali_Nahtani #علی_نهتانی to stop the execution but the Velayat-e-Faqih Judiciary didn’t hear all these opposition to his execution and executed him.
Including the execution of Ali Nahtani, a Baluch citizen in Qaen Prison, at least 317 people have been executed since the beginning of 2021.
While the Drug-Related Crimes Law, amended in 2017, specifically limited the issuance of death sentences on drug related charges and generally provided for a degree of abatement of the sentence in some cases; However, the execution of prisoners convicted of drug-related offenses continues.
More than two-thirds of the world’s countries (144 countries) have now abolished or stopped the death penalty in law, according to Amnesty International’s annual report. But the execution machine in Iran is accelerating every day, and with Ebrahim Raisi’s presidency and the Ejei presidency over the judiciary, executions have accelerated. Also, according to a report published by the Human Rights Center, no to prisons, no executions, and executions from October 2020 to October 2021 were at least 314, of which 283 men, 12 women, 13 political prisoners and six juvenile offenders were registered in prisons in 25 provinces of Iran.