Prisoners on Iran’s death row face being stoned to death and hung from cranes for petty crimes

HARROWING records leaked from Iran’s torturous prisons reveal 5,370 people are holed up on death row on charges as petty as drinking alcohol or insulting the Supreme Leader.

The confidential documents reveal 51 people condemned to horrible stoning murders and another 3,802 convicts slated to be executed on the country’s barbaric “eye for an eye” rules – known as Qisas.

Those who are sentenced to Qisas are frequently mutilated and put to death by the families of the victims.

The inhumane law is intended to cause as much suffering as possible as a form of revenge, and among the possible punishments for breaking it are having one’s eyes gouged out, having one’s hands hacked off, and even mass public hangings.

FOX3 got shocking records from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) that were smuggled out of Iran’s prisons. These records show the names, ages, and charges of everyone on death row as of September 26, 2020.

It indicates that some executions may have already taken place, and more ones may have been added.

There are approximately 1,568 male and female inmates on the list who have been given the death penalty in accordance with the general penal law of the state for “crimes” that would not even be punishable by imprisonment in other nations.

Five people face the death penalty for allegedly “insulting the Supreme Leader,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, by their words and actions.

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Six more people face the death penalty for crimes related to national security, while 33 people face the death penalty for various infractions, including public intoxication.

According to confidential information received from the Prisons Organization, 183 women are counted among those who are being subjected to the inhumane punishment.

According to Hossein Abedini, the deputy head of the NCRI branch in the United Kingdom, this is “genocide.”

During an interview with FOX3, he stated, “Iran’s dictatorship is the world’s number one executioner per capita.”

The previous year, they carried out more executions than the rest of the countries in the world put together, with the exception of China. Only in the past week, the dictatorship has carried out a total of 38 killings.

“The increasing rate of executions, as well as the harsh and archaic sentences that are being handed out in Iran, are evidence of the regime’s fear of popular outcry and uprisings,” according to the article.

“However, the Iranian people remain resolute in their goal to destroy the religious fascism that currently rules Iran, just as they did with the ruthless dictatorship of the Shah.

The fight will go on until democratic principles are established as the foundation for a new country.

A sobering monument to Iran’s poor human rights record, in 2021 the country achieved the highest known execution rate since 2017.

According to Amnesty International, worldwide executions rose by 20% from the previous year, with Iran accounting for the largest share of the increase.

At least 314 people passed away in 2021, which is an increase from the minimum of 246 deaths recorded in 2020.

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After a significant decrease in the number of executions in 2020, Iran increased its use of the death sentence last year, notably by openly breaking prohibitions placed in place under international human rights legislation,” Amnesty International’s Secretary-General Agnès Callamard said.

As in the first few months of 2022, “their hunger for using the executioner has not diminished.”

In Iran, drug possession carries a mandatory death penalty, depending on the type and quantity of drugs involved.

Murder, treason, treasonous acts, and prostitution are among the other offenses that might result in death by hanging.

It is illegal to drink even one glass of alcohol, but those who do so on a regular basis risk being sentenced to death.

In some countries, children as young as 12 are sentenced to death, which is against the law on a global level.

Prisoners sentenced to death are typically executed by hanging the vast majority of the time.

On the other hand, this is typically not done on a drop because it results in a swift death when the neck is broken and construction cranes are typically utilized instead.

The condemned individual is suspended from a neck noose and subjected to a slow and excruciating death by strangulation.

The public is encouraged to attend executions, and some of them are even shown on television; during these shows, multiple persons are often hanged at the same time.

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Those who are being executed have been forced to witness others be put to death, which adds a sickening twist to the cruel mass hangings that have been carried out.

Stone slaying is another kind of capital punishment, in which the person is made to lie face down in the sand while boulders are thrown at their head from above.

And because homosexuality is a punishable offense in Iran, the authorities there have been known to throw people out of high places, such as a cliff, as a form of capital punishment.

Under the conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who elected president last summer despite claims by campaigners that he has a terrible history rooted in murder, shocking executions and harsh penalties continue to be carried out.

It is said that in the past, Raisi, who is known as the vile nickname The Butcher, has ordered the torturing of pregnant women, had convicts thrown off cliffs, and had individuals flogged with electric cables. All of these atrocities took place in the past.

According to the reports, Raisi was a prominent member of the so-called “Death Commission,” which ordered those victims to be executed in the massacre that took place in 1988. Iran has never accepted that this event took place.

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