December 1, 2023 – The surging executions of political prisoners in Iran are part of a state campaign deployed to crush dissent, and should be met with strong action by the international community, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
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Defendant: “They kept beating me to make me tell their version of their crime on camera”
May 17, 2023 – Three young men—Saeed Yaghoubi, 37, Saleh Mirhashemi, 36, and Majid Kazemi, 30— who were arrested amid the nationwide protests in November 2022 in Iran, tortured into making “confessions,” and sentenced to death in January 2023 after a four-day trial without a jury in Iran’s Revolutionary Court system, are now at imminent risk of being executed.
December 12, 2022 – The hanging in public of Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, in Mashhad today—the second execution of a young person in Iran without due process in less than a week—is a prelude to more state-sponsored murders of young people in the absence of a strong and coordinated international response, said the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Interview with Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian on the Islamic Republic’s “Greatest Crime”
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.
“Respect international law” – UN experts urge Iran to stop executions of two men sentenced to death as children
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.