Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 26, 2022: Official sources have reported the execution of an unnamed man for rape in a Tehran prison.
On August 26, Rokna reported the execution of an unnamed man for rape in a Tehran prison. The report does not specify the exact date and location of the execution.
Iran Human Rights has been unable to independently verify the execution.
Iran is one of the few countries in the world that issues the death penalty for rape. In cases of rape, there is a high chance of defendants being tortured to make false confessions, which is used to issue death sentences. A lot of cases are also hastily tried without the defendants having access to a lawyer.
According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 10 people were executed for rape charges in 2021.