A tattoo of gallows memory of a friend who was hanged. Iranranks second for the total number of executions, after China, and first for per capita executions. Photograph: Enayat Asadi
A random encounter led a photographer to document murderers once on Iran’s death row, where inmates can be reprieved, often at the gallows, but only if they can pay blood money
Thu 10 Nov 2022-The Guardian- by Ramita Navai. Photographs by Enayat Asadi –
Athick, crisp layer of snow covered everything in sight. A sheet of white, broken only by a sludge-smeared two-lane road that cut through the landscape like a knife parting a wedding cake. Enayat Asadi was miles from the nearest town; the photographer had not seen another soul for hours.
FILE – United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet.
January 01, 2021 – By Lisa Schlein – VOA- GENEVA – U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has strongly condemned the Iranian execution Thursday of Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, the country’s fourth confirmed execution of a child offender in 2020. Read more
Mohammad Hassan Rezaiee, who was arrested at the age of 16, has spent more than a decade on death row.
An exhibition calls for an end to executions in Iran on Trafalgar Square on Oct. 10, 2020, in London, England. Photo by Hollie Adams/Getty Images.
Dec 18, 2020 – Al-Monitor – Amnesty International is urging the Iranian government to call off plans to execute a man for a crime that took place when he was a teenager and whose trial the rights group said was grossly unfair.
Vahid Mazloumin and Mohammad Esmail Ghassem Both Hanged at Dawn Despite Denials of Due Process and the Right to a Fair Trial
November 14, 2018—The hanging today of two individuals who were convicted of economic crimes in Iran’s new corruption courts is unlawful and inhumane, as these courts deny due process and do not allow for fair trials, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said today.
All Three Cases Rife with Denial of Due Process and Evidence of Torture and Forced Confessions
September 10, 2018—Iran’s execution of three Kurdish prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi (22), Zanyar Moradi (29) and Loghman Moradi (31) at dawn on September 8, 2018, despite serious concerns regarding the use of torture, forced confessions and denials of access to counsel, represents a horrific violation of law and the right to life, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) said in a statement today.
Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian
10.Mai 2017 – Presidential Hopeful Ebrahim Raisi Served on Committee That Ordered Executions of Thousands
The executions of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 has received renewed attention due to the presidential election coming up on May 19, in which one of the candidates—Ebrahim Raisi—was a member of the committee that ordered the killings.
OHCHR- GENEVA (28 April 2017) – Iran must abide by its obligations under international human rights law and stop carrying out death sentences passed on persons who committed offences when children, say a group of United Nations rights experts* calling for an immediate halt to the execution of two persons, who were sentenced when they were both under 18.
Stop Zeinab’s execution now!
Amnesty International UK – Zeinab was 15 when she left her family to marry Hossein. She thought the marriage was her only chance to escape poverty. Soon after the wedding, Hossein started beating Zeinab- she asked for a divorce, but he refused. She told police, but they Ignored her. She ran away, but her family disowned her.
Iran executed at least 289 people in 2014, according to Amnesty International, making the Islamic republic the world’s second most prolific practitioner of capital punishment. Women and children in Iran also struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community. (Associated Press)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – The Washington Times – By Kellan Howell – As the U.S. and its world partners race to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, women and children in the Islamic republic struggle under harsh, discriminatory laws despite numerous calls for reform from human rights groups and the international community.
RTT – 5.22.2014 UN human rights experts have appealed to Iranian authorities to halt the scheduled execution of two members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority after their death sentences were reportedly upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court.