‘Torture in custody’
The charges against ‘Ali Raza Akbari and his execution were politically motivated. He was hanged unjustly. We are deeply troubled by reports that Akbari was drugged in custody, tortured in custody, interrogated for thousands of hours and forced to give false statements. “Iran’s practice of arbitrary and unjust detention, forced confessions and politically motivated executions is completely unacceptable and must stop,” Patel said.
Many protesters were hanged
This is not the first time executions have been carried out in Iran recently. Last month, a 23-year-old man was hanged for taking part in anti-government protests in Iran. The speech of the man hanging from the noose became the talk of the whole world. He requested people not to read Quran at his grave. The young man had said that no one should mourn his death. After the death of a young woman in police custody in September last year, protests are strong in Iran. The police have so far hanged many protesters.