Iran executes 7 as world marks Human Rights Day
Five inmates were hanged today, December 11 on murder charges in Dizel Abad Prison of Kermanshah, in western Iran. Only one of the victims has been identified as Kavous Ashouri. There is no news available on the identities of the other four.
According to the state-run Fars news agency another inmate who was identified only by his initials as A.P. was hanged today, in Sari Prison, north of Iran. He was also found guilty of murder.
In yet another case on the morning of Sunday December 10, a 35-year-old inmate identified as Sayad Ahadi was hanged for murder charges in Ardabil Central Prison. Having been on death row since four years ago, Sayad Ahadi was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution on December 9.
Absence of classification of unintentional murders in Iran lead to capital punishment for everyone committed murder, intentional or unintentional.