Death sentence implementation for a prisoner in Saqqez prison

The death sentence of Akram Karimpour, a Kurdish prisoner from Saqqez, was execut

16 January 2024 13:43


Hengaw: Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The death sentence of Akram Karimpour, a Kurdish prisoner from Saqqez, was executed in Hamedan central prison. Akram Karimpour faced the death penalty for drug-related crime charges, marking the twentieth execution of a Kurdish prisoner since the beginning of 2024.

According to a report received by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, the death penalty of 40-year-old Akram Karimpour from Saqqez was carried out in Hamedan central prison. In preparation for execution, Akram Karimpour and two other inmates were transferred to solitary confinement on Sunday.

Akram Karimpour, arrested three years ago in Hamedan, was sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the revolutionary court of Hamedan, according to reliable information. On October 9, 2023, the death penalty for Akram Karimpour and his fellow condemned inmate, Hossein Bahremand, from Rabat district of Sardasht city, was carried out in the same prison.

There has not been any news coverage on these executions until the release of this news, particularly by government media outlets and those that are affiliated with the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Citing data recorded at the Statistics and Documentation Center of the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, at least 151 Kurdish individuals were executed in 2023. Moreover, since the beginning of 2024, an additional 20 death penalties have been implemented for Kurdish individuals in Iran.

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