Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were executed at Sari Prison (Northern Iran) on murder charges.
A report by the state-run news agency, Javan, states that according to the Public Relation of Mazandaran Judiciary, on the morning of Monday January 8, two prisoners were executed at Sari Prison. The prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.
According to this report, the prisoners were identified as S. R., son of Hassan and A. b.
According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 execution sentences in 2016 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.