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Iran: Man Executed at Qom Prison

10 Aug
Iran: Man Executed at Qom Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 10, 2019: A man was hanged for murder charges at Qom Prison last Monday.

According to IHR sources, on the morning of August 5, a prisoner was hanged at Qom Prison (also known as Langeroud prison). His name was Rasoul Ghadermolla, 31, from Qorveh city, Kurdistan province.

“Rasoul was arrested for killing a man during a fight four years ago. The victim was a man who sold a Misbaha (Tasbih) to Rasoul and the buyer found out later that the Misbaha’s material was not the same as the seller’s claim,” a well-informed source told IHR. 

At least 110 people were executed in Iran in the first half of 2019; Only 37 of the executions have been announced by authorities or Iranian media. Iran Human Rights (IHR) could confirm 73 more through its sources. IHR only reports the unannounced executions if it could confirm those with two separate credible sources. Therefore, the actual number of executions may be even higher than reported.

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.