According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, April 18, a prisoner was hanged at the Iranian northwestern city of Ardabil’s Central Prison. He was sentenced to death for rape charges.

HRANA website identified the man as Vali Zandian, 45.

According to the Iran Human Rights statistic department, at least 273 people were executed in Iran in 2018. At least 23 of them were sentenced to death for rape charges.

Source » iranhr

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