Iran Human Rights (Sep 13, 2018): One prisoner was executed at Saravan Prison on murder charges.
According to a close source, on the morning of Wednesday, September 12, a prisoner who was sentenced to death on murder charges was executed at Saravan Prison. The prisoner was identified as Nazir Ahmad Gomshadzehi from Saravan.
Habibollah Sarbazi, Baluchi human rights activist, told IHR, “Nazir Ahmad was in prison for three years and five months. His funeral was held yesterday evening.”
According to a report by Baluch Activists Campaign, Nazir Ahmad Gomshadzehi was arrested in 2015.
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, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.