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Prisoner Hanged in Southern Iran

18 Dec 19
Prisoner Hanged in Southern Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 18, 2019: A man was hanged for murder charges at the central prison of the southern Iranian city of Bandar Abbas Sunday.

According to IHR sources, prisoner Davoud Shams (37) was hanged on the morning of December 15, 2019. 

“Davoud was from the northern Iranian city of Sari. He was in prison for four years before the execution for murdering a man. Davoud was a plumber working in a construction field. He killed his boss while fighting over a financial dispute,” 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. However, only 37 cases have officially been announced and the rest is reported by IHR sources and confirmed by the organization’s researchers.