Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 18, 2019: A prisoner was hanged for murder charges at Ahvaz (Ahwaz) Central Prison last Saturday.
According to IHR sources, on Saturday, June 15, prisoner Mohammad Shekaf was hanged at the Iranian southern city of Ahvaz’s central prison. He was arrested on January 29, 2015, and charged with murder.
His execution is not announced by Iranian authorities or media so far.
According to the Iran Human Rights statistic department, at least 273 people were executed in Iran in 2018. At least 188 of them executed for 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.