Sunday, January 15, 2012

Iran Executed 12 Prisoners Sunday, January 15 2012

Iran's on a roll.

12 people were executed on Sunday January 15- no day of rest for them!

Iran Human Rights, January 15: According to the reports from Iran 12 prisoners were executed in the city of Shiraz (southern Iran) today January 15th.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) had earlier this week warned about the scheduled execution of nine prisoners in Shiraz.

According to the state run Iranian news agency Fars, five prisoners were hanged publicly in three different parts of Shiraz, while seven prisoners were were hanged in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz.

The five prisoners who were hanged in public were identified as:

1. Rahmat Heydari, convicted of kidnapping, murder and armed robbery. He was arrested four weeks ago and his judicial process lasted less than a month.

2. Esmaeil Hamidi Mahmood Abadi, convicted of armed robbery

3. Ali Hadavinia, convicted of armed robbery

4. Mohammad Nabi Tavakoli, convicted of kidnapping and rape

5. Ramin Darakhshan, convicted of rape and kidnapping

Age of none of the prisoners was mentioned in the report.

According to this report seven other prisoners were hanged in the Adelabad prison of Shiraz this morning. All these prisoners were convicted of drug-related offences and none of them were identified by name.

That now makes a total of more than 54 people (that we know of) who have been executed since the beginning of 2012.

Way to go Iran. Keep racking up those deaths, so you can maintain top honors for the greatest number of executions per annum .  Allah and Mohammad would be very proud of you.


Cranky White Woman said...

Fifty-four executions in just two weeks...WOW! If they keep this up, we won't need to worry about Iran because there'll be no Iranians left.

Incognito said...

Ha... very true. With all the sectarian violence in other countries, it looks like they're taking care of each other. sad though. so much hate.

China officially tops the list of executions, but I have a feeling Iran executes far more than it says it does.

Cranky White Woman said...

While China may be at the top of the list, we must keep in mind that there are over one billion people living there. I'm not condoning those executions, they're terrible! Just noting that there are bound to be more executions simply by virtue of the fact there are so many more people.

Incognito said...

Indeed, but one also has to wonder if China isn't reporting all of its executions. Either way it's shameful.

Anonymous said...

They are not paying $55K per inmate per year to
keep them incarcerated.

Incognito said...

I have no problem with the death penalty, if there is no doubt of guilt. Charles Manson, etc. But there have been many on death row who were wrongfully accused. I wouldn't want the execution of an innocent person on my conscience.

As for the Iranians, many of them are innocent.