iranhr.net – A death-row prisoner was hanged at the Iranian city of Zanjan on Sunday, January 26.
According to IHR sources, death-row prisoner Sobhan Karimi was hanged on January 26, 2020, at Zanjan Central Prison. Zanjan is a city and the capital of Zanjan Province which lies 300 km north-west of Tehran.
“Sobhan Karimi was sentenced to death around four to five years ago for murdering a man during a street fight,” a well-informed source told IHR.
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.
In 2019, most of the executions in Iran were carried out for murder charges.