Iran executes two, including one in public in Khoy

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A 36-year-old man was publicly hanged on December 14, in Khoy, in East Azerbaijan Province, according to the state-run IRIB news agency. The state media did not elaborate or identify the victim by name.

Another prisoner was hanged on the same day in central prison of Shiraz, southern Iran. He was also found guilty of murder. There is no news available on the identity of the victim. The execution has not been made public by the state-media.

Absence of classification of unintentional murders in Iran lead to capital punishment for everyone committed murder, intentional or unintentional.

According to statistics registered by Iran Human Rights Monitor, the Iranian authorities executed 520 people since the beginning of 2017.

115 of the executions during the 11 months were made public by the state media and 28 were carried out in public. 4 of those executed were under the age of 18 at the time of arrest, 10 were women and 2 were political prisoners.

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