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Iran: Man Hanged for Murdering His Cousin

3 Jun
Iran: Man Hanged for Murdering His Cousin

Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 3, 2020: A death row prisoner was hanged on June 1 at the central prison of Mashhad city, northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi.

According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Monday, June 1, 2020, a man was hanged at Mashhad Central Prison. The unnamed prisoner was sentenced to death for murdering his cousin during a fight. At the time of the incident, both men were at their 20s. 

According to IHR’s Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 280 people were executed in Iran in 2019, including 225 for murder charges.

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.