Iran: Unidentified Prisoner Hanged in Public on Murder Charges

Sept. 5, 2017, 7:38 p.m.

An unidentified prisoner was hanged in public in the city of Ilam on murder charges .

Iran Human Rights (SEPT 5 2017): An unidentified prisoner was hanged at 22 Bahman Square in the city of Ilam in front of a crowd of people. According to the Iranian state-run media, ISNA, the prisoner was executed on the morning of Tuesday September 5 on murder charges.  

The research of Iran Human Rights shows 33 people were hanged in public in Iran in 2016; and an audience of hundreds of people, including children, were present for most of these hangings. Human rights activists and informed membes of civil society have always severely criticized this issue.