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One Man Executed in Northern Iran

1 Dec
One Man Executed in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights (Nov 29 2017): A prisoner was hanged at Amol Prison on murder charges.

YJC news agency reported the execution of a prisoner in Amol Prison on Tuesday November 28. The prisoner, identified as M. A., was sentenced to death on murder charges.

The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province, Asadollah Ja’fari, stated that the defendant was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering a man named M.A.

The report, published by the state-run media, did not mention the exact date of the execution, however, it seems that the execution of the prisoner was implemented on Tuesday.

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.