Iran executes seven Kurds in ten days

1/10/2023 10:49:26 PM
 A man hanged in Iran in a public execution.
 photo: KurdSat English
They were accused of drug trafficking.

Iranian Judiciary hanged two Kurds in the Bandar Abbas and Karaj prisons on “drug trafficking charges.”

Hengaw Human Rights Organization reported that 32-year-old Khaleq Khizrzadeh, from Piranshahr in Iranian Kurdistan, was sentenced to death in Bandar Abbas Central Prison, and Rashid Lawandpour, from Urmia, hanged in Rajai Prison in Karaj.

According to the Human Rights Watchdog, Khaleq Khazzadeh was arrested two years ago and Rashid Lavandpour several years ago on charges of drug trafficking and was sentenced to death by the Iranian Judiciary.

Today, Piaman Aarab from Urumia was sentenced to death also on “drug trafficking charges,” according to the authorities, bringing the total of executed Kurds to 7 in less than ten days, according to Hengaw. 

Iran remains one of the few countries where its courts issue the death penalty. Sometimes the convicts are executed at the spot where the crime was committed.

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