Amnesty International’s warning about the execution of child criminal prisoner Hossein Shahbazi, requested the suspension of this sentence.
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on Friday, June 26, 2023. Hossein Shahbazi, a child criminal prisoner, scheduled to be executed on Sunday, June 28, 2023, in Adel Abad Prison, Shiraz.
Amnesty International issued a statement to prevent the execution of this prisoner and warned about this imminent execution.
On Thursday, June 25, 2023, Amnesty International warned about the imminent execution of the 22-year-old Hossein Shahbazi, who was 17 years old when he committed the crime, and announced: “The execution of Hossein Shahbazi is scheduled for Sunday.”
Amnesty International writes in its statement that Hossein Shahbazi not allowed access to a lawyer for eleven days since his arrest and has been interrogated daily.
About Hossein Shahbazi:
Hossein Shahbazi arrested on December 30, 2018, and sentenced to death on January 13, 2020. Following a severely unfair trial by Branch 3 of the Criminal Court of a Fars province. After his arrest, he was denied access to a lawyer and his family for 11 days, while he was detained and interrogated in the Shiraz Detention Center.
He then transferred to a juvenile detention center, but he was still denied access to his family for several days. He was then able to have a meeting with his mother. According to sources familiar with his case, at the time of this meeting, bruises were visible on Hossein Shahbazi’s face and he had apparently lost weight.
Part of the evidence for his conviction includes “confessions” that, according to him, were obtained from him through torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in the detention center.
His death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court on June 16, 2020. In this ruling, the judicial authorities have acknowledged that he was under 18 years old when the crime occurred. But they have stated that, according to the evaluation of the Forensic Medicine Organization, he was mentally mature.
The intelligence police arrested him on December 30, 2018, in Shiraz. Amnesty International’s report indicate. Hossein Shahbazi not allowed access to a lawyer for 11 days since his arrest and interrogated daily.
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