Iran: Three Prisoners hanged in Hamedan; 32 executions in July 2020

Aug. 4, 2020, 7:51 a.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 4, 2020: Three men arrested for the rape of a woman, have been executed in Hamedan Central Prison. The three defendants had never accepted the charges.

According to Hamshahri Online, three men were executed in Hamadan Central Prison last week. The three prisoners were sentenced to death as co-defendants in a rape case.

According to the report, the men pled their innocence every time they were taken to court for interrogation and investigations, and the conviction was based on the opinion of the forensic examiner and the identification office of Police.

Referring to the rumors surrounding the case in Hamedan, the report said, "Some people said that the plaintiff in the case made the complaint because they were wealthy people and that the motive was financial."

The report does not mention the exact identity and date of execution of the three prisoners.

In July 2020, 32 people were executed in Iran, meaning that on average, more than one person was executed every day.