Iran Human Rights, May 16: A prisoner was hanged in public in Noshahr (northern Iran) today, reports Mehr, a state-run Iranian news agency.
The man (who was identified as "M.T." by Fars News, another official source in Iran) was convicted of murdering another man identified as "Amir Arsalan Sheikh-Abbasi". The execution was carried out at 5:30 AM.
According to Mehr, Sheikh-Abbasi was 25 years old and a father of two children. He was reportedly murdered with a knife in 2008 during a verbal argument.
Note: IHR had previously reported that the prisoner was 25 years old and the father of two children. We apologize for the error.