‘torture done in custody’
“The charges against Ali Raza Akbari and his death sentence are politically motivated. His hanging is unfair. We are deeply distressed by reports that Akbari was drugged in custody, tortured in custody, interrogated for thousands of hours and forced to make false statements. “Iran’s practice of arbitrary and unjust detention, forced confessions and politically motivated executions is completely unacceptable and must be ended,” Patel said.
Many protesters were hanged
This is not the first case of recent death penalty in Iran. Last month, a 23-year-old man was hanged in Iran for taking part in anti-government protests. The person’s speech was discussed all over the world after hanging on the noose. He appealed people not to read Quran at his grave. The young man had said that no one should mourn his death. Protests have been going on in Iran since the death of a young woman in police custody in September last year. The police have so far hanged many protesters.