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21-27 August 2015

Weekly Media Monitoring report for Iran
Posted on September 4, 2015

Contents

Compiled by Hussain Shorish

  1. Seven prisoners executed in western Iran
  2. Kurdish man executed while awaiting appeal of his death sentence.

1. Seven prisoners executed in western Iran
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Iran Human Rights (iranhr.net)

  • At least seven prisoners charged with murder were hanged to death at Kermanshah's Dizel Abad Prison. Two of the prisoners have been identified as Behrouz Nouri, approximately 25 years, and Shah Bakhshihaghi.
  • The names of the other prisoners are not known at this time. Iranian state media and government bodies have not reported on these executions.

 


2. Kurdish man executed while awaiting appeal of his death sentence.
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Human Rights Activists News Agency (hra-news.org)

  • Behrouz Alkhani, a 30-year-old man from Iran’s Kurdish minority, was executed despite the fact that he was awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal. Amnesty International has reported that authorities have so far refused to return Alkhani’s body to his family.
  • “Today’s execution of Behrouz Alkhani, who was still waiting for the outcome of a Supreme Court appeal against his sentence, is a vicious act of cruelty by the Iranian authorities and a denigration of both Iranian and international law. It is appalling that they have imposed further pain and suffering on Behrouz Alkhani’s family by refusing to return his body for burial,” said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s
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