Iran Executed Two Prisoners on Death Row

Iran Executed Two Prisoners on Death Row

Published by on November 4, 2019

Iranian authorities executed a prisoner on Thursday, 31 October in public in the city of Arak, southwest of the capital Tehran. The report did not mention the prisoners’ name but said he had been sentenced to death for killing a security agent.
On the same day another prisoner was hanged in the Central Prison of Rasht. The prisoner identified as Mehran Ghorbani, has been on death row in the last five years.

Iran do not publicises many of executions, which are known as silent execution, and this one also has not been published in the state-run press and media.

Mehran Ghorbani was taken to solitary confinement on 24 October, 2019, along with another prisoner whose execution has been postponed.

International Liberty Association had reported previously that;
“Iran executed seven child offenders last year and two so far this year even though human rights law prohibits the death penalty for anyone under age 18, Javaid Rehman told the U.N. General Assembly’s human rights committee, on 23 October.”

This U.N. independent human rights expert said he has found it “distressing” that Tehran continues using the death penalty, including executing minors, in a report he presented to the UN General Assembly on October 23.

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