IRAN - Hafez Abdolsattar executed in Zahedan Prison on January 20.
January 20, 2021:
Hafez Abdolsattar executed in Zahedan Central Prison on January 20.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison on January 20. The identity of the prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) on murder charges has been established as Hafez Abdolsattar, son of Abdolghani. An informed source told IHR: “Hafez Abdolsattar had been behind bars on murder charges for the last eight years.” At the time of writing, Hafez Abdolsattar’s execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran. Over the past month, there has been a sharp increase in the executions carried out in Sunni areas, particularly in Sistan and Baluchistan. Since the start of 2021, at least six people have been executed in Zahedan Central Prison. Over the last month, 14 Baluch prisoners have been executed in Zahedan Central Prison and Mashhad Central Prison, with at least seven of them facing security and political charges.
https://iranhr.net/en/articles/4590/ (Source: IHR)