Sunday , 13 June 2021

Man Executed in Iran after Extradition from Azerbaijan

Iran Human Rights – A man jailed for 15 years in prisons in the Republic of Azerbaijan was executed at Ardabil Central Prison (northwestern Iran) on November 4, a few months after he was returned to Iran.

According to the human rights news agency, HRANA, the man’s name is Nemat Rahman Garmi, and he was returned to Iran in August 2016, at the same time that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had made a visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Iranian and Azerbaijani authorities had reportedly signed an extradition agreement.
The HRANA report says that the charges againt Mr. Rahman Garmi are not clear. Some other reports have suggested that his charges were security related, such as transporting and storing illegal weapons.