Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges.
According to Baluch Activists Campaign, on the morning of Thursday, May 3, a prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges. The prisoner was identified as Abdolbaset Rahmani, 24.
A Baluch human rights activist, Habibollah Sarbazi, told IHR, “Abdolbaset had been in prison for five years, and he was one of the Sunnis from Birjand.”
HRANA news agency quoted an informed source, “Abdolbaset was transferred to the solitary confinement on Tuesday, May 1, and he was executed today.”
The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the state-run media so far.
According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.