Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Four prisoners were hanged for murder charges at Urmia prison this morning.
According to IHR sources, on the early morning of Tuesday, July 16, four prisoners were hanged for murder charges at Urmia prison. Two of them were identified by IHR sources as Khaled Royan and Heman Banavand. All four were sentenced to death for murder charges.
Moreover, on the same day, two other death row prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement of Urmia prison for execution. The latter two are sentenced to death for drug-related charges.
According to the Iran Human Rights statistic department, at least 273 people were executed in Iran in 2018.