Tuesday , 11 December 2018

Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Nur Prison

Iran Human Rights- A prisoner was hanged at Nur (also spelt as Noor) Prison on murder charges last Sunday.

According to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), a prisoner was hanged on the morning of November 18, 2018, at the northern Iranian city of Nur. He was convicted to qisas (retribution in kind) for the murder of a 50 years old local man four years ago.

The report does not include the prisoner’s name but mentions that he was from Alborz province in Iran.

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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