- Weekly report on Human Right Violation in Iran
- Vahid Asghari refused to appear in the court
- Akbar Amini the political activist arrested
- Behnam Ibrahimzadeh summoned to return prison
- Arash Sadeghi’s hunger strike continues
- Two Kurds die of self-immolation
- Israel won't accept less than total halt of Iran's nuclear enrichment
- Rowhani vows 'moderation,' but won't halt nuclear program
- Israel will do everything to prevent another Holocaust
- Iran takes key step in nuclear reactor construction
- Iran Candidate Attacks Jalili’s ‘Stubborn’ Nuclear Diplomacy
- UN nuclear chief blasts Iran for leading IAEA 'in circles'
- Iran’s women discriminated against by law
- Women, Law and Sexuality in Iran
- Iranian women are second-class citizens
- Women skirt Iranian music ban with fancy dress
- Religious leaders ban 30 women from running for Iran's presidency
- Iranian cleric: Women can't be president in Iran
- Report: Iran sending 4,000 troops to aid Assad
- Syria: North Korean military 'advising Assad regime'
- Iran cuts Hamas’ funding for backing Syrian opposition
- Neighbors in Lebanese city fight Syrian proxy war
- Hezbollah takes Syria risk at Iran's behest: experts
- Iranian troops are fighting in Syria, says US
Saturday 26 May 2012
Iran Human Rights, May 26: According to reliable sources Iran Human Rights (IHR) has been in contact with, a young man was hanged publicly outside Lar prison (southern Iran) on the morning of May 25.
Iran Human Rights has confirmed the information on this recent execution through two reliable, independent sources.
The sources said the young man was in his twenties and his name was Abdolreza Damankeshan (known as Navab). He was convicted of rape.
In an interview with Radio Farda on the night before Abdolreza’s execution, his attorney (Mr. Hossein Raeisian) said, "The person who had accused Abdolreza of rape later withdrew her accusation. However, the authorities did not pay attention to the facts and executed him to set an example for others."
Iran Human Rights strongly condemns yesterday’s execution. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights, said: "Abdolreza Damankeshan’s public execution is yet another example of people being executed without a fair trial. The execution shows once again that the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as a tool to spread fear among the people."
Yesterday, another person was hanged publicly in Ilam (southwestern Iran).
Since May 15 at least 60 people have been executed in Iran.