The head of the Anti-Drug committee, affiliated to the secretariat of the Expediency Discernment Council, Ali Hashemi stated that according to the statistics, the number of addicted people is more than 2 million and 500 thousand and by adding the number of "fancy drug users" the population reaches to 4 million.
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Ameneh Eesa Zadeh, 21, a Baluch Sunni citizen from Khargoushi village in Sirik, was arrested and taken to an unknown location on Monday October 10, following her criticism of a religious ritual.
According to reports on Sunday October 9, two Baluch citizens were assassinated at the entrance of Saravan by unidentified persons.
While several top Iranian officials have admitted that executions are not a deterrent against drugs, Mr. Amoli Larijani, without presenting any new evidence, has claimed the opposite.
In stark contradiction to recent remarks by judicial officials, Iran's Judiciary Chief has declared that executions are a deterrent against drugs and has called on the quick implementation of drug-related death sentences.
Hospitalized political prisoner and prominent reformist journalist Issa Saharkhiz began a hunger strike on October 2, 2016, to convince the authorities to grant him conditional release.
“My father is legally eligible for conditional release for medical reasons and has served more than half of his prison term. That’s why he has gone on a hunger strike,” his son, Mehdi Saharkhiz, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
In a fresh attempt to put pressure on prisoners in Gohardasht prison in Karaj, the prison warden Mohammad Mardani and his deputy Darius Amirian began harassing ordinary prisoners.
According to prisoners, the prison officials have been harassing three brothers, Behnam, Hamid, and Saeed Bakhshayesh, for some time and have separated them in order to put more pressure on them.
On Monday October 3, Iranian clerical regime savagely punished a man in public by 93 lashes of flogging.
This inhumane action which took place in Ganaveh city (Southern Iran), caused the hatred among the people.
The Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said: "In another case, 17 mine workers were reportedly flogged in Western Azerbaijan province in Iran this for protesting the dismissal of 350 workers from the Agh Dara gold mine."
Zeinab Sekaanvand Lokran, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, is at risk of execution following an unfair trial in which she was convicted of the murder of her husband. She was 17 years old at the time of the crime. She could be executed as early as 13 October.
UN secretary general highlights ‘alarming rate’ of executions, unfair trials and arbitrary detentions in 19-page report
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has given a damning assessment of human rights in Iran, highlighting the “alarming rate” of executions and saying little progress has been made under president Hassan Rouhani.
In spite of his achievements on the international front, most notably reaching last year’s landmark nuclear deal, Rouhani’s promises of domestic improvements have stalled in the face of resistance from hardliners.
The World Day Against the Death Penalty was celebrated at the mayor's office of Paris' 1st district. On October 10, an exposition about executions in Iran took place. Organized by the Support Committee for Human Rights in Iran (SCHRI), the exposition was interspersed with speeches from elected officials, human rights defenders and witnesses of human rights violations from Iran.
The exposition emphasized the execution of political prisoners in Iran, which often take place en masse in the country with the highest number of executions per capita. These executions were denounced by the U.N. Secretary General's most recent report on Iran submitted to the General Assembly.
Zeinab Sekaanvand faces execution after what Amnesty has described as a ‘grossly unfair trial’ and torture
Amnesty International has urged the Iranian judiciary to quash a death sentence against a 22-year-old woman accused of murdering her husband, whom she said had repeatedly abused her.
Zeinab Sekaanvand was arrested in February 2012 and convicted of her husband’s murder after what Amnesty called a “grossly unfair trial”. She faces execution by hanging as soon as 13 October.