Iran Human Rights (Dec 20 2017): A prisoner was executed at Zanjan Central Prison on murder charges.
According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday December 19, a prisoner was hanged at Zanjan Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Yasin Abedi from Qazvin, was charged with murder.
“Yasin worked with a derrick before he went to prison. One day he got into a fight with a man over financial issues and murdered him,” said a close source to Iran Human Rights (IHR).
Yasin Abedi had been in Zanjan Central Prison since 2011. Iran Human Rights had previously warned that he might get executed.
The execution of this prisoner 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.