Iran Human Rights (IHR); March 18, 2019: A prisoner was hanged at Zahedan Central Prison for murder charges last Saturday.
According to IHR sources, on the morning of Saturday, March 16, a prisoner identified as Enayatollah Totazehi, 25, was executed at Zahedan Central Prison for murder charges.
According to HRANA, he was arrested 7 years ago.
The aforementioned execution has not been reported by Iranian media so far.
According to the Iran Human Rights statistic department, the majority of executions in 2017 and 2018 in Iran was for murder charges. At least 188 prisoners were executed for murder charges in 2018. Only 33% of executions were announced by Iranian authorities in 2018.
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.