Tuesday , 28 June 2022

Iran: Man Hanged at Karaj Central Prison

iranhr.net – A man was hanged at Karaj for murder charges at Karaj Central Prison Wednesday.

According to IHR sources, a man was hanged at Karaj Central Prison on the morning of Wednesday, August 14, 2019. His name is revealed by sources as Saeed Khalaj. 

“Less than three years ago, Saeed was arrested for killing his wife’s lawyer,” a well-informed source told IHR. 

The execution has not been announced by Iranian media or authorities so far. 

At least 110 people were executed in Iran in the first half of 2019; Only 37 of the executions have been announced by authorities or Iranian media. Iran Human Rights (IHR) could confirm 73 more through its sources. IHR only reports the unannounced executions if it could confirm those with two separate credible sources. Therefore, the actual number of executions may be even higher than reported.

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.