Wednesday , 12 June 2024

Parvin Mousavi to be Hanged in Hours; IHRNGO Calls for Urgent Action to Halt Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – A woman named Parvin Mousavi and two unidentified men on death row for drug-related charges, have been transferred to the pre-execution cells of Urmia Central Prison. 

Parvin Mousavi to be Hanged in Hours; IHRNGO Calls for Urgent Action to Halt Execution

Iran Human Rights calls for urgent action to halt the execution of Parvin Mousavi and the unidentified men due to be executed within hours. It calls on countries that have diplomatic relations with Iran to contact Islamic Republic authorities and demand an immediate halt to the planned executions.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least two men and a woman were transferred to the pre-execution cells of Urmia Central Prison on 16 May 2024. The woman has been identified as Parvin Mousavi who is around 57 years old. All three transferees were sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court. They are scheduled to be executed in the early hours of Friday morning.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Parvin Mousavi is the third defendant in the case, the first defendant has already been executed but the second defendant was released. This is the second time she’s been transferred for execution. After the first time, Ejei (IR Head of Judiciary) himself told her in front of all prisoners that she would be released.”

“Parvin has been in prison for four years and was sentenced to death. She was paid 1 million tomans (approx €15) and told they were carrying medicine but it turned out to be 5 kilograms of morphine. She received the death penalty for 1 million tomans! She has two sons, 32 and 22 years old,” the source added.

Parvin Mousavi who is from a deprived background, was trying to support her family while her husband and eldest son were behind bars. 

Of the seven women executions recorded in 2024 by IHRNGO, five were executed for drug-related offences.

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