Sunday , 4 December 2022

Iran Executions: Prisoner Hanged in Ardabil

Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison on murder charges.

According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, August 13, a prisoner was executed at Ardabil Central Prison. The prisoner, sentenced to death on murder charges, was identified as Moslem Shiri, 37. He was arrested on the charge of murder in June 2009.

According to HRANA news agency, Moslem Shiri went on a hunger strike for a week in December last year in protest against the continuous harassment by prison authorities.

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.

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