Systematic violations of the right to life
Executions, arbitrary killings, deaths in custody, and death sentences


Iran hangs man in public in Karaj

The retribution sentence for a man convicted of murder was publicly carried out in the morning in Fardis in Karaj after it was upheld by the Supreme Court.
This murderer identified as Amin Khazayi son of Hamid-Reza was sentenced to death on charges of carrying out a murder with a knife and robbing a 23 year old woman in 2009. (Jomhouri Islami daily, IRNA state-run News Agency, Tabnak state-run website, Javan Emrouz state-run website –Mar. 7, 2012)

Deaths in custody

Another prisoner commits suicide in Gohardasht Prison to escape deplorable conditions

According reports, a prisoner from cellblock 4 in Gohardasht [Rajayi Shahr] Prison in Karaj committed suicide to escape the inhumane conditions in this prison.
Hamid-Reza Biabani, 38, has been kept in a state of limbo for 14 years in Gohardasht Prison. He was recently transferred from cellblock 7 to the Hosseineih [Prayer Hall] in Hall 11, Cellblock 4. He committed suicide on Sunday March 4 because he knew of no other way to escape the inhumane conditions. After his cellmates’ cries for help, he was taken to the infirmary where he passed away.
Almost at the end of each hall in Gohardasht Prison there is a Hosseineih. This is one of the most deplorable places in prison. Prisoners are crammed in and are even forced to sleep on their sides on the ground and cannot even turn to their other side at night. Bugs and lice run rampant. Smaller prisoners are group raped by other prisoners. There is a very high use of narcotics which is given to prison gangs by prison officials and is then sold to prisoners. Prisoners, who are under more physical and psychological pressure, turn to drugs as their only way to momentarily forget the hard conditions.
Unfortunately, because of these inhumane conditions in Iranian prisons, prisoners commit suicide almost every day which sometimes leads to their deaths. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Mar. 5, 2012)

Death sentence


Five members of Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority, including three brothers, their cousin and another man are at imminent risk of execution in public, after their death sentences were upheld by the Supreme Court.
The sentences may be intended to deter Ahwazi Arabs in Iran from demonstrating on the 15 April anniversary of protests held in 2005.
The three brothers, Abd al-Rahman Heidari, Taha Heidari and Jamshid Heidari, their cousin Mansour Heidari and Amir Muawi (or Mo’avi) were arrested in April 2011 in Ahvaz, during unrest taking place across Iran’s south- western Khuzestan province.
Since their arrest, their whereabouts have not been disclosed to their families. On or around 5 March 2012, Ministry of Intelligence officials informed their families that the Supreme Court had upheld death sentences against the five men, after they were convicted of the killing of at least one individual, said to be a law enforcement official, on 15 April 2011.
The Ministry of Intelligence also told the men's relatives that they would be executed in public “in the next few days”. It is not known when their initial trials took place or if they had any legal representation. ”Confessions” extracted under duress are frequently accepted as evidence before courts in Iran...
The Ahwazi Arab minority is one of many minorities in Iran. Much of Iran's Arab community lives in the south-western province of Khuzestan. Most are Shi’a Muslims but some are reported to have converted to Sunni Islam, heightening government suspicion about Ahwazi Arabs. They often complain that they are marginalized and subject to discrimination in access to education, employment, adequate housing, political participation and cultural rights.
There were mass demonstrations in Khuzestan province in April 2005, after it was alleged that the government planned to disperse the country's Arab population or to force them to relinquish their Arab identity. Following bomb explosions in Ahvaz City in June and October 2005, which killed at least 14 people, and explosions at oil installations in September and October 2005, the cycle of violence intensified, with hundreds of people reportedly arrested. Further bombings on 24 January 2006, in which at least six people were killed, were followed by further mass arbitrary arrests. At least 15 men were later executed as a result of their alleged involvement in the bombings.
Scores, if not hundreds, of members of the Ahwazi Arab minority were reportedly arrested before, during and after demonstrations on 15 April 2011. The demonstrations had been called a “Day of Rage” to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2005 mass demonstrations. At least three (according to the authorities) - and possibly many more - people were killed in the April 2011 demonstrations during clashes with the security forces, including some in the Malashiya neighbourhood in Ahvaz. Amnesty International received the names of 27 individuals allegedly killed.
Ahwazi Arab sources have claimed the casualty figures were even higher. Amnesty International has been unable to confirm the reports as the Iranian authorities do not allow the organization to visit the country.
The authorities maintain a tight control on the flow of information in and out of the province, including by preventing foreign journalists from visiting Khuzestan. At least four Ahwazi Arab men reportedly died in custody between 23 March 2011 and mid May 2011, possibly as a result of torture or other ill-treatment. Others were hospitalized around the same time, apparently as a result of injuries sustained from torture or other ill-treatment.
At least eight Ahwazi Arabs in Iran, including Hashem Hamidi, said to have been aged only 16, were executed between 5 and 7 May 2011, three reportedly in public, for their alleged involvement in the killing of three individuals including a law enforcement official.
Between 10 January 2012and the beginning of February 2012, in the lead-up to parliamentary elections held on 2 March 2012, between 50 to 65 individuals were reportedly arrested in at least three separate locations in the province; at least two deaths in custody have also been reported. Some Ahwazi Arabs, mostly in Shoush, called for a boycott of the elections and arrests in Shoush, north-central Khuzestan, reportedly followed the appearance of anti-election slogans painted on walls. Others may have been pre-emptive arrests aimed at preventing any gathering of Ahwazi Arabs either on the anniversary of country-wide demonstrations held on 14 February 2011 in support of the people of Tunisia and Egypt which were violently repressed, or on the 15 April anniversary of the “Day of Rage.”
The United Nations Human Rights Committee, the authoritative body which interprets the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to which Iran is a state party, has found that public executions are “incompatible with human dignity” and in November 2011 called on Iran to prohibit their use. (Amnesty International – Mar. 8, 2012)

Iran to hang 10 prisoners including 3 women in Zahedan
According to reports, 10 prisoners are to be hanged tomorrow morning in the town of Zahedan.
On Friday March 9, 10 prisoners were transferred to solitary cells in the Zahedan Prison for execution. The families of these 10 prisoners, three of which are women, visited their loved ones in prison to bid their last goodbyes.
Their families were told that the prisoners were to be hanged tomorrow morning. The names of some of these prisoners are as follows:
1- Hamid Siri, about 40 from Varamin, was arrested in Tehran and has been jailed since 2009
2- Gol Ahmad Heidari, 38, Afghan national, is the father of four children. He has been jailed in Zahedan Prison since 2009.
3- Gholam Sarani, 39, Afghan national
Two of the women who are going to be hanged tomorrow are between the ages of 20 to 35.
These prisoners were reportedly sentenced to death on drug related charges. (Human Rights and Democracy Activists in Iran – Mar. 10, 2012)

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اعدام و محكوم به اعدام


حکم قصاص یک قاتل در فردیس کرج در ملاء عام اجرا شد
حکم قصاص یک متهم به قتل پس از تأیید دیوان عالی کشور صبحگاه دیروز در ملأعام در فردیس کرج اجرا شد.
به گزارش ایرنا، قاتل به نام ”امین خزایی“ فرزند ”حمید رضا“ ` به اتهام قتل با ضربات چاقو و سارق به عنف یک دختر 23ساله در سال 88، ه...  به اعدام محکوم شده بود.  (روزنامه جمهوری اسلامی (رژیم)، سايت تابناك، سايت جوان امروز، روزنامه شرق-17/12/1390)

مرگ در بازداشت

خودکشی یک زندانی بی دفاع برای رهایی یافت از شرایط قرون وسطایی
بنا‌به گزارشات رسیده به 'فعالین حقوق‌بشر و دموکراسی در ایران، یکی از زندانیان بند 4 زندان گوهردشت کرج برای رهایی یافتن از شرایط قرون‌وسطایی و رفتارهای غیرانسانی به زندگی خود پایان داد.
زندانی حمیدرضا بیابانی حدودا 38ساله در حدود 14سال است که در زندان گوهردشت کرج در بلاتکلیفی به‌سر می‌برد. او را اخیراً از بند 7 زندان گوهردشت کرج به حسینیه سالن 11 بند 4 زندان گوهردشت کرج منتقل کردند. این زندانی بی‌دفاع به‌دلیل شرایط قرون‌وسطایی و رفتارهای غیرانسانی و وحشیانه روز یکشنبه 14اسفند ماه برای رهایی یافتن از این شرایط که راه برون رفتی نمی‌یافت اقدام به خودکشی نمود و پس از فریادهای اعتراض آمیز همبندیانش او را به بهداری زندان منتقل کردند و در آن‌جا جان سپرد.
تقریباً در انتهای هر سالن زندان گوهردشت کرج یک مکانی به‌نام حسینیه وجود دارد. این مکان یکی از بدترین مکانهای هر بند می‌باشد که چندین برابر ظرفیت آن زندانی در آن جای داده‌اند. زندانیان در حسینیه‌ها به‌صورت کتابی می‌خوابند و حتی امکان چرخیدن هنگام خواب را ندارند. در این محلها حشرات موذی بی‌داد می‌کند. زندانیان که ضعیف جسه هستند توسط زندانیان شرور مورد تجاوز گروهی قرار می‌گیرند. مصرف مواد مخدر که توسط مسئولان زندان در اختیار باندهای مافیایی قرار می‌گیرد و به زندانیان فروخته می‌شود بیداد می‌کند. زندانیان که به‌لحاظ جسمی و روحی تحت فشارهای مضاعف هستند به مواد مخدر روی می‌آورند تا شاید لحظاتی وضعیت غیرانسانی را فراموش کنند.
زندانهای ولی‌فقیه علی خامنه‌ای به حدی غیرانسانی و قرون‌وسطایی است که تقریباً روزانه زندانیان اقدام به خودزنی و خودکشی می‌کنند که در مواردی متسفانه منجر به مرگ آنها می‌شود. (سایت فعالین حقوق بشر و دمکراسی- 15/12/1390)

حكم اعدام

پنج مرد عرب در خطر اعدام قریب‌الوقوع هستند
سایت عفو بین‌الملل، 8مارس، 2012- پنج عضو اقلیت عرب اهوازی ایران از جمله سه برادر، عمویشان و یک مرد دیگر بعد از این‌که دادگاه حکم را تأیید کرد در خطر قریب‌الوقوع اعدام در ملأعام قرار دارند. این احکام مرگ ممکن است برای باز داشتن اعراب اهوازی در ایران از دست زدن به تظاهرات برای سالگرد 15آوریل 2005 باشد.
این سه برادر به نامهای رحمان حیدری، طه حیدری و جمشید حیدری و عموی آنها منصور حیدری و امیر معاوی در آوریل 2011 در اهواز در زمان قیامی که در سراسر استان خوزستان در جریان بود دستگیر شدند...
وزارت  اطلاعات به خویشاوندان این افراد گفته است آنها طی چند روز آینده در ملآ عام اعدام می‌شوند. معلوم نیست که آنها محاکمه شده‌اند و این‌که وکیل هم داشته‌اند یا خیر... (سایت عفو بین‌الملل- 18/12/1390)

احتمال اعدام 10 زندانی صبح فردا در زندان زاهدان
بنا‌به گزارشات رسیده به ”فعالین حقوق‌بشر و دموکراسی در ایران“ 10 زندانی قرار است فردا صبح در زندان زاهدان بدار آویخته شوند. روز جمعه 19اسفند ماه 10 زندانی برای اجرای حکم اعدام به سلولهای انفرادی زندان زاهدان جهت اجرای حکم اعدام منتقل شدند. خانواده‌های 10 زندانی که 2تن از آتها زن می‌باشند روز جمعه 19اسفند ماه با عزیزان خود برای آخرین وداع در زندان زاهدان با آنها ملاقات کردند.
به خانواده‌های زندانیان گفته شده است که قرار است فردا صبح حکم اعدام آنها به اجرا در آید. اسامی تعدادی از زندانیان که قرار است فردا حکم ضدبشری اعدام در مورد آنها به اجراگذاشته شود به قرار زیر می‌باشد: 1- حمید سیری حدودا 40ساله اهل ورامین در تهران دستگیر شده است و از سال 1388 تاکنون در زندان به‌سر می‌برد 2- گل احمد حیدری 38سال شهروند افغانستان متاهل و دارای 4 فرزند می‌باشد. او از سال 88 تاکنون در زندان زاهدان زندانی است. 3- غلام سارانی حدودا 39ساله از شهروند افغانستان دو زن زندانی که قرار است فردا صبح بدار آویخته شوند سن آنها بین 20 الی 35سال می‌باشد. گفته می‌شود که زندانیان فوق به‌دلیل داشتن مواد مخدر محکوم به اعدام شده‌اند  (فعالین حقوق‌بشر و دموکراسی در ایران - 20/12/1390)



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