Monday , 10 August 2020

Iran: Prisoner Hanged in Zahedan City

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was hanged at the central prison of the Iranian southeastern city of Zahedan Wednesday. 

According to HRANA, prisoner Elias Notizehi, 27, was hanged on Wednesday, December 4, at Zahedan Central Prison, Sistan and Baluchistan province.

He was sentenced to death for murder around three years ago. 

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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