Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the Iranian city of Mashhad’s central prison on January 14, 2020.
According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Tuesday, January 14, a 50-year-old man was hanged at the Iranian city of Mashhad’s central prison, Khorasan Razavi province.
He was sentenced to death for murdering his cousin five years ago. The prisoner’s name has not been revealed by the newspaper or Iranian authorities.
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.