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Iran Executions: Woman Hanged at Sanandaj Prison

13 Nov 18
Iran Executions: Woman Hanged at Sanandaj Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); November 13, 2018: A woman was hanged at Sanandaj Prison this morning.

According to the IHR sources, Sharareh Elyasi was executed on a murder charge at Sanandaj prison this morning. “Civil activists and the prisoner's family tried a lot until the last minutes to obtain a consent from the victim’s family,” the source said, "but they failed to win the consent." 

The Penal Code of Iran does not specifically state that convicted murderers are subject to the death penalty, but rather to “qisas” which means “retribution in kind” or retaliation. In this way, the State effectively puts the responsibility for executions for murder on the shoulders of the victim’s family.
The Iranian media outlets have not published news related to the aforementioned execution 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.