Tehran (Iran International) – 06/02/2022. 15:24
Iran gives police more freedom to use weapons
- Giving Iranian police more freedom to use weapons
- In January 2021, 27 executions were recorded
- The country’s authorities executed 46 people last January
- Iran alone was responsible for half of the executions
Police officials demanded Iran Amending the law and giving its affiliates more freedom to use weapons, after the killing of an officer in Shiraz, in the south of the country. What the Speaker of Parliament said
He places this requirement at the top of the Council’s work.
Earlier, the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf, had called on law enforcement agencies, as well as the General Staff of the Armed Forces, to submit the proposed amendments to Parliament for their inclusion.
“Urgently” is on the agenda.
The Iranian Human Rights Organization said that the country’s authorities executed 46 people last January, about a third of whom were members of the Baluchi minority.
The human rights organization stated in a report, published on Thursday, that “during January, the Iranian authorities executed 46 people, 17 drug-related cases and 21 executions were identified.
on charges of premeditated murder.”
Execution worsens in Iran
In January 2021, 27 executions were recorded, in January 2020, 33 executions were recorded, while 36 executions were recorded in January 2019.
On January 13, Human Rights Watch said in its annual report on the situation in Iran in 2021, that “Iran remains one of the countries that carry out the death penalty most in the world.”
“According to human rights organizations, in 2021 Iran executed at least 254 people as of November 8, including at least seven people on charges allegedly related to terrorism,” it added.
While Amnesty International, which is concerned with the defense of human rights, said that Iran was alone responsible for half of the executions recorded in the world for the year 2020, as 246 people were executed in Iran, while
At least 483 people were executed worldwide.