Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 17, 2018: Three prisoners were hanged in Iranian cities of Maragheh and Isfahan on murder charges.
According to the IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, October 16, Mowloud Shah-Hosseini, 29, from the Iranian city of Divandarreh, was executed at Isfahan Central Prison. He was convicted to death on both murder and drug-related charges. However, the execution was carried out for the murder charge.
On the same day, another prisoner, Behrouz Ansari Lenjan, was executed at Isfahan Central Prison. A source close to the prisoner, told IHR, "Behrouz was convicted to death for murdering a man whose name was Majid. Majid owed Behrouz 7 million Tomans. They fought and unfortunately, Majid was killed."
Another prisoner, Aslan Shirani, 33, was executed on Sunday, October 14, at Maragheh Prison. He was from the Iranian city of Miandoab and was executed on murder charges. A well-known source told IHR, "Aslan's business partner, Hatam, owed him 45 million Tomans. They could not solve their financial disputes; they fought and Aslan killed his business partner during the fight. This happened three years ago."
The Iranian media outlets have not published news related to the aforementioned executions 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.