Saturday , 19 September 2020

Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Borujerd City – According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, January 16, two men were hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Borujerd, Lorestan province. IHR can confirm the identity of one of the prisoners as Heshmat Sheikhani, 31. 

IHR will report about the second man’s identity as soon as the organization could confirm it. 

In 2019, most of the executions in Iran were carried out for murder charges. 

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.