Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 30, 2018: A prisoner was executed on a murder charge at Bandar Abbas Central Prison last Sunday.
According to the IHR sources, Nouri Yarkhorshidi, 35, was executed on October 28, 2018. He was sentenced to death for killing a person who stole his father’s sheep four years ago.
Nouri Yarkhorshidi was from Bardeghun, a village in Iranian county of Bandar Lengeh. He was held in Bandar Lengeh Prison and was transferred to Bandar Abbas Prison for carrying out the execution.
The Iranian media outlets have not published news related to the aforementioned execution 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.