At least 27 prisoners were executed in Iran in January 2021. The executed include four political prisoners, six drug offenders, 16 people convicted of murder and one accused of rape.
At least 10 of those executed are Baluch citizens. This figure does not include prisoners who are secretly executed and whose identities cannot be registered due to the regime’s lack of transparency.
These executions were carried out in Ahvaz, Qom, Zahedan, Ardabil, Sanandaj, Qom, Rasht, Mashhad, Meshkinshahr, Zabol, Tabriz, Yazd, Zanjan and Qazvin prisons.
Executions for politically motivated charges
Iranian authorities executed Baluch political prisoner Javid Dehghan who was convicted of killing Iranian security forces despite a plea by the United Nations to halt his execution. Javid Dehghan, 31, was arrested in 2015 and sentenced to death by the Court in Zahedan based on confessions he had made under torture.
Ali Matiri, a political prisoner from Iran’s Arab minority was executed in Sheiban Prison of Ahwaz on January 28. He was sentenced to death on the charge of “Moharebeh” and “corruption on earth” based on confessions ha had made under torture.
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