Sunday , 2 April 2023

Mehran Nour Mohammadi Executed for Armed Robbery in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Mehran Nour Mohammadi was executed for charges of moharebeh (enmity against god) for an armed robbery, in Isfahan Central Prison. IHRNGO reported the execution of Hassan Agha Mohammadi at the prison on the same day.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on September 11. His identity has been established as 27-year-old Mehran Nour Mohammadi. He was sentenced to death for charges of moharebeh.

Informed sources told Iran Human Rights that Mehran was arrested during an armed robbery around five years ago and sentenced to moharebeh by the Revolutionary Court.

Iran Human Rights previously reported the execution of Hassan Agha Mohammadi for murder charges at the prison that day.

At the time of writing, neither of their executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

Due to their vague definitions, the charges of moharebeh (enmity against god), efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth) and baghy (armed rebellion) are used for a wide range of offences. Additionally, as they are within the Revolutionary Courts’ jurisdiction, there is considerable subjectivity in the judgements made in the cases.

In 2021, at least 13 people were executed on charges of moharebehefsad-fil-arz and baghy. In 2020, 15 people were executed on the charges and 9 in 2019.