Rights groups are sounding the alarm over the ongoing execution spree and the issuance of death penalties for fabricated crimes in Iran.
The Iran Detainees Report group, which tracks rights violations in Iran, warned against the imminent execution of Davoud Abdollahi, a Sunni-Kurdish man who has been in prison for 14 years, after another person arrested in the same case was executed last week.
Abdollahi, along with six other people, were arrested in 2009 for allegedly killing a Sunni cleric named Abdul Rahim Tina. In 2016, they were all sentenced to death on vague charges including “corruption on earth,” “enmity against god” and “membership in Salafi groups.”
“These arrestees were subjected to extreme mental and physical torture to make forced confessions,” Iran Detainees Report said in a post on the X platform on Tuesday.