Wednesday , 21 October 2020

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged at Shiraz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two prisoners were hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Shiraz for murder charges last week.

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 22, two prisoners were hanged at the central prison of Shiraz city, Fars province. Their identity is revealed by IHR sources as Mojtaba Roshangar Emam, 33, and Heidar Mehrshat, 40.

“Heidar Mehrshat was arrested four years ago for committing a murder. Mojtaba Roshangar Emam was arrested with the same charge five years ago,” a well-informed source told IHR. 

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.

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