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Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Mashhad

12 Aug 19
Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Mashhad

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 12, 2019: Two prisoners were hanged at the Central Prison of the Iranian city of Mashhad (also known as Vakil-Abad Prison) Saturday.

According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Saturday, August 10, two prisoners were hanged in Mashhad Central Prison. The newspaper has not mentioned their name, however, IHR could independently identify them through its sources as Ghodrat Alipanah and Yasser. The latter’s last name is unknown so far. 

“Yasser was transferred from another prison to Mashhad Central Prison for the execution,” a well-informed source told IHR. 

At least 110 people were executed in Iran in the first half of 2019; Only 37 of the executions have been announced by authorities or Iranian media. Iran Human Rights (IHR) could confirm 73 more through its sources. IHR only reports the unannounced executions if it could confirm those with two separate credible sources. Therefore, the actual number of executions may be even higher than reported.

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.