Prisoner executed at Karaj central penitentiary in Iran

A prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) twice and also sentenced to death for murder and rape, has been executed at the Karaj Central Penitentiary.

According to the Iran newspaper website, on the morning of Sunday, October 5, a male prisoner was executed at the Karaj Central Penitentiary. The identity of the prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas twice for two murders and also sentenced to death for rape, has been only revealed as Massoud. While the report does not stipulate which sentence was carried out, it would appear to have been the death sentence for the charge of rape.

Explaining the details of the case, the article states that Massoud had “killed his brother in-law and his wife” and “raped” his wife.

In cases involving rape, the likelihood of defendants being tortured to force a confession is very high. Iran is one of the few remaining countries to issue the death penalty for rape.

Source » iranhr

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