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Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

14 Sep 17
Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

A prisoner who was only identified by his initials was hanged in public in the province of Kerman. 

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 14 2017): A prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Anbarabad (Kerman province) on murder charges. According to a report by the state-run news agency, MIzan, a prisoner identified as "R.Kh" was hanged on the morning of  Tuesday September 12 in the city of Anbarabad. 

On the same day, another prisoner was hanged in public in the province of Kermanshah. 

The research of Iran Human Rights shows 33 people were hanged in public in Iran in 2016; and an audience of hundreds of people, including children, were present for most of these hangings. Human rights activists and informed membes of civil society have always severely criticized this issue.