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Iran: Afghan National Executed in Mashhad Prison

20 Aug 19
Iran: Afghan National Executed in Mashhad Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 20, 2019: An Afghan national executed at Mashhad prison for murder charges Wednesday.

According to the Iranian website, Mashregh News, on the morning of Wednesday, August 14, a man was executed at Mashhad central prison. His name is mentioned as Karam A, 52, an Afghan national. Karam was arrested six years ago for killing the wife of his compatriot. 

 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.