According to the IHR sources, on the morning of Saturday, March 13, a prisoner identified as Salman Azarpanah, was executed at Shirvan Prison. Shirvan is a city in North Khorasan Province of Iran.
A well-informed source told IHR, “Salman was in prison since five years ago over a so-called honour killing.”
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.
Source » iranhr