Iran: Two Prisoners Including an Afghan National Hanged

Dec. 11, 2019, 7:36 a.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 10, 2019: Two prisoners were executed at Kashan prison for murder charges Monday.

According to Iran Newspaper, on the morning of December 9, two prisoners were executed on the morning of December 9, 2019, at Kashan prison. Both of them were reportedly sentenced to death for murder charges. The report says that one of them was a citizen of Afghanistan.

Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first half of 2019, 83 were sentenced to qisas (retribution in-kind) for murder.

There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.