Three Prisoners Hanged in Iran

Aug. 9, 2014, 3:38 p.m.

14 executions during the last seven days. Iran Human Rights, August 9, 2014: Three prisoners were hanged in the Rajaishahr prison of Karaj (west of Tehran), reported the Iranian state media. The prisoners who were not identified by name were all convicted of murder and sentenced to qisas (retribution in kind), said the report. Another prisoner whose execution was scheduled for today, was pardoned at the last moment by the family of the offended and will not be executed. According to the Iranian law murder is sentenced with qisas or retribution in kind.

The authorities put the responsibility of the punishment on the shoulders of the family of the offended. Iran Human Rights as repeatedly condemned the inhumane law of qisas.