The number of executions under Islamic Republic of Iran rises as we reach the new year.
A Baluch citizen, Hafizollah Rakhshani was recently executed, sentenced to the inhumane punishment of Qesas, in Zahedan Prison.
On the eve of the Persian new year 1401, starting on March 21, 2022, once again the number of executions rises when a Baluch prisoner was hanged in Zahedan Prison. This inhuman sentence of Qesas (or Qisas meaning identical retribution) was carried out on this excuse that the kins to the victim did not forgive the defendant.
The human rights center of “No to Prison- No to Execution” quoting Haalvsh news website- On Sunday, March 13, 2022, a Baluch prisoner, Hafizollah Rakhshani was hanged in Zahedan Prison on charge of murder.
Habizollah Rakhshani was 30 years old, married and resided in Shir Abad region of Zahedan.
According to this report, Hafizollah was detained in 2015 on charge of killing an SSF (State Security Force) agent and was sentenced to death.
It is said that this inmate was eventually executed as the kins to the victim did not forgive him.
Once more under the pretext of Qesas, the unforgivable crime of hanging a human being was blamed on the family of the victim.
The inhumane “Qisas” law involves the victim’s family in the process of killing another person sentenced to death by order of the judicial system. By preserving such conditions, the judicial system places the victim’s close relatives in a callous state, diminishes human characteristics and, over time, diminishes the value that society should place on the right to human life. (Amnesty International 25 November 2022) Including the execution of this Baluch prisoner in Zahedan prison, at least 75 people have been executed since the beginning of year 2022.