Tuesday , 21 September 2021

Iran: Two Prisoners, Including a Woman, Executed

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two prisoners, including a woman, were hanged at Rajai-Shahr prison last week. 

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, October 9, a man and a woman were hanged at Rajai-Shahr prison, near Tehran. IHR sources could reveal the man’s name as Alireza Mehmandoust. However, the woman’s name is yet to be known. Both were sentenced to death for murder charges. 

Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.

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.