IRAN - Shahab Javid executed on December 17 in the Central Prison of Qom.
December 17, 2020:
Shahab Javid executed on December 17 in the Central Prison of Qom. 14 others await their verdicts.
An inmate was executed on Thursday morning, December 17, 2020, in the Central Prison of Qom. The executed prisoner was Shahab Javid. He had been arrested in 2010 on the charge of kidnapping and rape. He was sentenced to death on these charges. He had been taken to the gallows three times during the past years, but every time returned to the ward. In this way, prison authorities tortured him. Reports indicate that the complainants against Shahab Javid had withdrawn their complaints, nevertheless his death sentence was carried out. Judiciary officials had put this prisoner under pressure to repent, but he insisted that he was innocent.
According to javanehha.com, Javid committed suicide the night before his execution, but he was still taken to the gallows.
Hassan Gharib, the Prosecutor of Qom, has ordered the implementation of the death sentences for 15 death row prisoners accused of clashing with state forces and of kidnapping. Shahab Javid was the first among the 15.
(Source: IRAN HRM)