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Iran: Two Executions on Murder Charges

3 Nov 17
Iran: Two Executions on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights (Nov 1 2017): One prisoner was executed at Mashhad Central Prison and one at Urmia Central Prison, both on murder charges.

Execution in Urmia (Northwestern Iran)

According to a report by Kurdistan Human Rights Network which was also confirmed by Iran Human Rights (IHR), on the morning of Wednesday November 1, a prisoner was hanged at Urmia Central Prison (Darya) on murder charges. The prisoner, identified as Tohid Mohammad-Bagherloo, 30, was from Khoy and was in prison on murder charges for six years. He was transferred to solitary confinement from Ward 1 and 2 of Urmia Central Prison on Tuesday.

The execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the state-run media so far.

Execution in Mashhad (Northeastern Iran)

According to a report by Khorasan Newspaper, on the morning of Wednesday November 1, a prisoner was hanged at Mashhad Central Prison (Vakilabad) on murder charges. The prisoner, identified as M.T., was sentenced to death on murder charges.

The report stated that the prisoner murdered a 67-year-old man with the help of his friend in 2011.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 execution sentences in 2016 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.