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Prisoner Hanged On Murder Charges in Southern Iran

15 Dec 17
Prisoner Hanged On Murder Charges in Southern Iran

Iran Human Rights (Dec 14 2017): A prisoner was hanged at Shiraz Central Prison on the charge of murdering a forest guard.

According to a report by Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch, on the morning of Thursday December 14, a prisoner was executed at Shiraz Central Prison.

The prisoner was convicted of murdering a forest guard, named Manuchehr Shojayian, on Friday June 24, 2016. However, no information regarding the identity of the prisoner and the details of his case has been published.

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.