Monday , 21 May 2018

Three Executions in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were hanged at Urmia Central Prison and one at Ilam Central Prison, located in North-Western and Western Iran, respectively. All of the prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, May 14, two prisoners were hanged at Urmia Central Prison. The prisoners, identified as Khalil Agoush from ward 3-4 and Soheil Mirbakhsh from the youth ward, were both sentenced to death on murder charges.

It should be noted that Soheil Mirbakhsh had been held in prison since 2014 and he was under 25 when he was executed.

Moreover, another prisoner was executed at Ilam Central Prison on murder charges.

The prisoner was identified as Mojtaba Karamiyan from Ilam.

The executions of these prisoners have 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.

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