Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 9, 2019: A prisoner has been executed at Mashhad prison for murder charges.
According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 8, prisoner Jahan Agashteh, 39, was hanged at the Iranian city of Mashhad’s prison (also known as Vakilabad prison).
“Jahan Agashteh was from the city of Isfahan. Four years ago, he was arrested for killing a person in Mashhad and sentenced to death,” a well-informed source told IHR.
Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.