According to the state-run news website Iran Online, Hamidreza Derakhshandeh, the man who assassinated the Imam of Friday Prayer in the Iranian city of Kazeroun, will be hanged in public on Wednesday, August 28.
Hamidreza Derakhshandeh is sentenced to death for the assassination of the cleric who represented the Iranian Supreme Leader in Kazeroun. The assassination took place on May 29, 2019. In a recorded audio message published on social media, Hamid tells his intention for killing the cleric was the corruption of authorities which has led people to starvation.
His death sentence has been issued and upheld by the Iranian Supreme Court in just three months, and it is unknown that he had a fair trial or not.
UN human rights experts have on several occasions condemned the Iranian authorities’ practice of public executions, calling it a practice which has “a dehumanising effect on both the victim and those who witness the execution”.
Source » iranhr