IRAN - Mehraban Barahouei and Khodadad Nohatani executed on December 26 at Zahedan Central Prison.
December 26, 2020:
Mehraban Barahouei and Khodadad Nohatani executed on December 26 at Zahedan Central Prison.ì
Mehraban Barahouei, 60, son of Ahmad Khan, had been held in Ward 4 for nearly three years. Authorities had levelled drug-related charges against him. Finally, prison guards transferred him to solitary confinement to implement the death penalty on December 23.
“Barahouei was transferring passengers with his private car. Once, a passenger left drugs in his car and the SSF immediately captured him on December 27, 2017,” a source familiar with the case said.
“Mehraban Barahouei complained that the drug cargo does not belong to him. Since he had no criminal record, the Supreme Court discounted his sentence. However, the judge of Zahedan Revolutionary Court Branch 1, Mehraban Bameri, sentenced him to death. Afterward, Bameri’s successor Seyed Reza Javad Moussavi approved the death penalty,” the source added.
On the same day, Khodadad Nohatani, 73, was hanged in Zahedan Central Prison’s yard. Authorities had detained him two-and-half years ago for drug allegations.
https://irannewsupdate.com/news/human-rights/iran-four-execution-in-a-day-including-three-members-of-ethnic-minorities/ (Source: irannewsupdate)