Iran Human Rights (Jan 11, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Qazvin Central Prison on murder charges yesterday.
According to a report by Rokna, on Wednesday, January 10, a prisoner was executed at Qazvin Central Prison. The prisoner, identified as Sae’ed, was sentenced to death on the charge of murdering a man in Zaqeh Village in Abyek.
“I was in my shop when Ahmad came by. We drove toward a piece of land that I had sold him -but annulled the contract later. He was mad at me for selling the lot to someone else for a higher price. So we got into a fight in the car, and he tried to hit me with something he took out of the dashboard. I took it from him and hit him twice in the neck, but then I realised that he was bleeding and I got scared and escaped,” said the defendant in his defence.
According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 execution sentences in 2016 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of any classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for all types of the murder regardless of intensity and intent.