Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 31, 2019: A Pakistani citizen who was arrested in Iran around 20 months ago with a murder charge, has been sentenced to death. He denies the accusations.
According to IHR sources, a court in the Iranian city of Mashhad issued the death sentence for a Pakistani citizen on September 24, 2019. His name is revealed by the sources as Imran Issac-Bashir, son of Hamdollah.
“Imran was working in a building at the Iranian city of Mashhad. Around 20 months ago, the watchman of the building was murdered by a gang of thieves. Imran says he went to defend the watchman but the thieves ran away and he was arrested for the murder,” a well-informed source told IHR.
Imran, now being held at Mashhad’s Vakilabad prison, requested for the appeal.
Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.
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.