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Iran: Three More Executions in Tabriz

28 Nov 17
Iran: Three More Executions in Tabriz

Iran Human Rights (Nov 27 2017): Three prisoners were hanged at Tabriz Central Prison on murder charges while three other prisoners were hanged at the same prison on Wednesday November 22.

According to a report by HRANA News Agency, on the morning of Sunday November 26, three prisoners were executed at Tabriz Central Prison (Northwestern Iran). The prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

One of the prisoners was identified as Taher Amini, 30, from Maragheh. The prisoner was from ward 9 of Tabriz Central Prison. The two other prisoners, who were from ward 12, have not been identified.

Three other prisoners were executed at the same prison on similar charges only four days before these executions, on Wednesday November 22.

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

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.