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Iran Executions: Two Prisoners Hanged at Zahedan Prison

14 May
Iran Executions: Two Prisoners Hanged at Zahedan Prison

Iran Human Rights (May 14, 2018): Two prisoners were executed at Zahedan Central Prison on murder charges on Sunday and Monday.

According to a report by HRANA, on the mornings of Sunday, May 13 and Monday, May 14, two prisoners were executed at Zahedan Central Prison.

The prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

The Baluch Activist Campaign identified one of the prisoners, who was executed on Sunday, May 13, as Vahed Bakhsh Kooseh, son of Osman.

Baluchi human rights activist, Habibollah Sarbazi, told IHR, “Vahed Bakhsh Kuseh was once transferred to the solitary confinement last week but he was returned to his cell after his family tried to gain the consent of the plaintiffs. However, he was transferred to the solitary confinement again two days ago and was hanged on Sunday.”

The other prisoner was identified as Mohammad Sarhadi, 33. He had been held at Zahedan Central Prison for six years.

The executions of these prisoners have 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.