MADRID, Dec. 4 (.) –
The Iranian authorities have executed more than 500 people so far this year, according to the count prepared by the NGO Iran Human Rights (IHR), with which 2022 exceeds the previous five years in executions of capital punishment.
The group also denounces that more than half of those executed last month were from the Baloch minority. In the whole year the Balochs account for 30 percent of executions despite the fact that they account for between 2 and 6 of the population of Iran.
HRI has denounced this “cruel and inhumane” practice and has criticized “the execution of political prisoners for crimes related to security is a violation of International Humanitarian Law.
The group has mentioned in particular Hosein Ordujanzado, Shahin Imani Moah, Milad Ashrahan Atbatan and Manuchehr Bejandi, convicted of collaborating with the Israeli Mossad, according to a statement collected by its official news agency, Mizan.
These “rioters”, as described by the Iranian judiciary, were arrested in June by the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards and sentenced to death shortly thereafter, for cooperating with Mossad and for kidnapping.
According to the statement, the four convicted also caused “damage to public and private property” and carried out “weapons purchase and sale operations” under the orders of an Israeli agent in exchange for cryptocurrency.
Three other defendants in this case were sentenced to between 5 and 10 years in prison for crimes such as committing a crime against the security of the country, collaborating in kidnappings and carrying firearms.