One Prisoner Hanged In Northwestern Iran

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altIran Human Rights -  a prisoner was executed at Urmia Central Prison (Darya) northwestern Iran.

According to a close source, on the morning of Tuesday September 26, the execution sentence of a prisoner who was charged with murder was carried out at Urmia Central Prison. The prisoner was identified as Javad Khayyeri from ward 15. Javad Khayyeri was transferred to solitary confinement along with three other prisoners yesterday. The three prisoners returned to their cells after either wining the consent of the plaintiff or asking for time.

Javad Khayyeri was charged with drug trafficking and murdering a police officer and was sentenced to death twice. But the death sentence for his drug related charges was reduced to life imprisonment a while ago.

This execution has not been announced by the state-run media so far.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 executions in 2016 were due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intent.