Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was hanged at Tabriz prison for a murder charge last Tuesday.
According to IHR sources, a prisoner was hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on the morning of Tuesday, March 12. IHR could identify the prisoner as Eslam Farsi, 42.
Kurdistan Human Rights Network website has also reported that the prisoner was arrested and sentenced to death 15 years ago for murdering his wife.
The aforementioned execution has not been reported by Iranian media so far.
According to the Iran Human Rights statistic department, the majority of executions in 2017 and 2018 in Iran was for murder charges. At least 188 prisoners were executed for murder charges in 2018. Only 33% of executions were announced by Iranian authorities in 2018.
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.