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Iran Executions: Prisoner Hanged in Borujerd City

11 Sep
Iran Executions: Prisoner Hanged in Borujerd City

Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 11, 2019: A prisoner was executed almost a month ago at a prison in Lorestan province, Iran. The execution has not been announced by the Iranian authorities or media so far. 

According to IHR sources, on the morning of August 7, 2019, a prisoner hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Borujerd, Lorestan province. His name was revealed as Toranj Feizi, 37. He was arrested four years ago and sentenced to death for a murder charge. 

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.