According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, July 30, a man was hanged at Tabriz prison for murder charges. IHR could identify him as Samad Mahmoudzadeh.

Kurdistan Human Rights Network published the news piece first. Samad was a resident of Tabriz city and was arrested for killing his wife’s brother around two years ago.

Moreover, on Tuesday, July 23, two prisoners were hanged at Tabriz Prison on murder charges. They have been identified by IHR as Aghil Shadehi, 31, from Ajabshir district and Behnam Ranjbar.

A well-informed source told IHR, “Behnam Ranjbar was suffering from a mental disability. He had been prescribed with many psychiatric medications.”

None of the above-mentioned execution has been announced by Iranian media or officials so far.

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.

Source » iranhr