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Man Executed in Northern Iran

12 Aug 19
Man Executed in Northern Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 12, 2019: A man was hanged for murder charges at a prison in the Iranian northern city of Babol on Saturday.

According to the Iranian Rokna website, on the morning of Saturday, August 10, a man was executed at Babol prison. His name was mentioned as S.E on the website. 

He had spent five years in jail before his execution. 

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.