Three Baloch prisoners executed in Zahedan and Zabul prisons
Iranian Human Rights Society, dawn on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Three Baloch prisoners named Mohammad Zarakzahi, Juma Gumshadzahi and Habil Shahnawazi (Hossein Zahi) executed in Zabul and Zahedan prisons on drug charges.
Mohammad Zarakzahi, 30 years old, was the son of Abdullah from Zabul and Juma Gumshadzahi was the son of Ramadan and from Zabul.
Juma Gumshadzehi was the son of Ramadan from Zahedan city.
Habil Shahnavazi, 30 years old, son of Abbas, married, has 3 young daughters, a resident of Khash.
In 2019, Mohammad Zarakzahi arrested in Zabul for drug-related charges and sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of this city presided over by Judge Babaei.
Habil Shahnavazi, son of Abbas, arrested by the military forces in 2020 and sentenced to death on drug charges.
Also, Juma Gumshad Zahi arrested in Zahedan on drug charges in 2019 and executed along with Habil Shahnawazi (Hossein Zahi) in Zahedan Central Prison.
Including the execution of these three Baloch prisoners, the number of executions since the beginning of the Iranian year 1401 has reached at least 387 people.
Amnesty International’s condemnation (Three Baloch prisoners executed in Zahedan and Zabul prisons)
Amnesty International in a report which published on November 25, 2021, wrote in relation to the inhuman verdict of “Qisas” :
” The death penalty, including through the application of the principle of retribution. Regardless of the nature of the crime and the personality and characteristics of the criminal. Is a violation of the right to life and is the most cruel, inhuman and humiliating type of punishment. And considered a gross violation of international laws. “
Amnesty International wrote: “According to laws of Islamic Republic of Iran, retribution is a philosophy based on mutual revenge. And dictates that those found guilty of murder sentenced to the same fate that ended victim’s life, namely death.” The law grants the family of the victim the right to either demand and execute the execution of the convict. Or to avoid killing the convict in exchange for a ransom.
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