A male prisoner in Tabriz Central Prison and a male prisoner in Hamadan Central Prison executed
According to the Iranian Human Rights Society, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, a prisoner accused of rape executed in Tabriz Central Prison and a drug-related prisoner executed in Hamedan Central Prison.
Execution in Tabriz Central Prison
On Tuesday, January 16, 2024, Rukna news agency reported that a man incarcerated on charges of rape was executed in Tabriz Central Prison. There is no information about his details and the date of his arrest.
Execution in Hamadan Central Prison
On the morning of Tuesday, January 16, 2024. A male prisoner named Akram Karimpour executed in Hamedan Central Prison on drug-related charges.
Akram Karimpour, 40 years old, from Saqez, arrested three years ago in Hamadan on drug-related charges and sentenced to death. He transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday to execute the death sentence.
Death penalty in Iran
Execution is a type of punishment and punishment, in other words, the most severe punishment for the convict. Currently, most countries in the world have abolished the death penalty, and countries that still have this type of punishment in their laws, except in rare cases, refrain from issuing or enforcing such sentences. The death sentence is legal in Iran, and in Iran’s judicial rulings, this punishment is issued for some political crimes, murder, rape, sexual abuse of children, adultery, drug trafficking, armed robbery, kidnapping, and war.
The government leaders use execution as the most important tool for suppressing and intimidating society. They try to prevent the resurgence of uprisings by increasing the number of executions. The government leaders strongly suppress any gathering related to condemning executions and even prevent the gathering of the families of those condemned to execution.
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