Iran Human Rights (Apr 6, 2018): A prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison on murder charges in March.
According to a close source, on the morning of Sunday, March 4, a prisoner was hanged at Maragheh Prison. The prisoner, identified as Jalil Khademi, was sentenced to death on murder charges.
Jalil Khademi, who was from Marand city in East Azerbaijan Province, was arrested in 2014 and had been held in prison ever since.
A close source told IHR, “Jalil murdered a man named Khosro Asghari over financial disputes. He had not been able to win the consent of the plaintiff.”
It should be noted that the execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the state-run media so far.
According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges.
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.