Iran: Execution of mentally ill prisoner
An inmate, identified as Rahman Hassanpour, was hanged on April 12, despite clear evidence that he suffered from severe mentally illnesses. The execution was carried out in Tabriz Central Prison, southwest of Iran.
He used to take around 30 psychedelic and sedative pills a day, according to his cellmates.
He had been subjected to severe mistreatments and abuses by prison authorities as he lacked any family members or relatives to support him. He was severely ill and weighed only 40 kg, his cellmates said.
Rahman was not the only mentally prisoner executed. Morovat Abbasi, 40, diagnosed as mentally ill, was also hanged in this facility.