Monday , 28 November 2022

Kiumars Parvaneh and Hassan Hojati Executed for Rape

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Kiumars Parvaneh and Hassan Hojati who were sentenced to death for rape in the same case, were executed in Qazvin Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Qazvin Central Prison on September 28. Their identities have been established as Kiumars Parvaneh and Hassan Hojati who were sentenced to death for rape in the same case.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “These two prisoners were arrested less than two years ago and sentenced to death. Their sentence was immediately upheld by the Supreme Court.”

At the time of writing, their executions have not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

In cases of rape, there is a high chance of defendants being tortured to make false confessions, which is used to issue death sentences. In Iran is one of the few countries in the world that issues the death penalty for rape. A lot of cases are also rushed without the defendants having access to a lawyer.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 10 people were executed for rape charges in 2021.

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