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Iran: Convict who was already dead hanged

A man who was sentenced to death for violating drug laws was hanged in Iran despite the fact that prison officers had already killed him, an NGO said on Monday.

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the damned, Nematullah Barahui, was to be hanged on Sunday along with another individual, also convicted of a drug-related crime. Both were incarcerated in the prison of Zahedanin the Sistan-Baluchistan region (southeast), according to the NGO Iranian Human Rights (IHR), based in Norway.

But although he had already died during an altercation with prison guards, he was hanged to save prison officers trouble, IHR reported.

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According to the Halvash information portal, which follows the news of Sistan-Baluchistan and that related to Iran’s Sunni minority, the condemned man resisted at dawn on Sunday, when the agents came to wake him up and transfer him for execution. Given the inmate’s reaction, the agents hit him in the neck “with a sharp object.”

barahui He had three daughters but his family hadn’t been able to see him for years, according to Hal Vash.

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The Iranian authorities did not confirm this information and the Iranian media did not report Sunday’s execution, contrary to what they usually do.

At least 462 people have been executed this year in Iran, the world’s second-largest country in terms of capital punishment behind China, according to IHR.

Source: AFP

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