Thursday , 27 January 2022

Iran: Death Row Prisoner Hanged in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A death-row prisoner hanged at Isfahan prison on February 13, 2020.

According to IHR sources, death-row prisoner Hassan Saraei (36) was hanged on Thursday, February 13, 2020, at Isfahan prison. “He was sentenced to death for murdering his friend four years ago,” a well-informed source told IHR. 

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

According to the Iranian Islamic Penal Code (IPC) murder is punishable by qisas which means “retribution in kind” or retaliation.

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