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Prisoner Executed in Northern Iran

11 Jul 18
Prisoner Executed in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights (Jul 10, 2018): A prisoner was executed in a city in Mazandaran Province on murder charges.

According to ILNA news agency, a prisoner identified as A. M., son of Seyyed Ne’mat, was executed in Mazandaran Province. The prisoner was sentenced to death on murder charges.

The report was published on July 5 and the prisoner seems to have been executed on the same day. However, the report didn’t specify the date of the execution. Moreover, there are some ambiguities about the execution site, since the title of the report mentions Qaemshahr Prison, but later in the text, Sari Prison is stated as the execution site.

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.