Four executions have been carried out in secrecy in the Irak Prison in the first week of the new year
The killing machine of the Islamic Republic of Iran is moving full speed. At least 366 executions during the last year (year 1400).
The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” quoting Hengaw human rights organization: On Sunday, March 27, 2022, four inmates Seyyed Faizollah Noorollahi, Ahmad Noori, Hamid Godarzian and Mohammad Najjari were executed in Irak Central Prison on narcotic related charges.
Seyyed Faizollah Noorollahi was from Kermanshah and Ahmad Noor was also from Kermanshah but resided in Karaj City.
Though 4 days have passed since these executions, there has been no news released in that regard in Iran regime’s official sources.
It is to be mentioned that according to the statistic center of the human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution”, at least 366 inmates have been executed in Islamic Republic of Iran’s prisons in year 1400 (March 21, 2021- March 21, 2022).
This is while as the four executions in Irak Prison, many executions are carried out in secrecy and are not announced, bringing the number of executions even higher.
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, a perpetrator of 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, and the Ejei’s presidency over the judiciary, executions have accelerated.
The execution of the death sentences, regardless of the nature of the crime, and the personality and characteristics of the perpetrator, is a violation of the right to life and the most cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment and is a gross violation of international law. 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 by the Iran regime.