Iran: Young Kurdish man executed in Central Prison of Ilam

A Kurdish man was hanged on February 28, 2018, in Central Prison of Ilam, in western Iran.

Mehdi Kazemnia 28, was found guilty of murder.

A blood money in exchange for the victim’s execution was accepted. Being poor the family could not pay.

In Iran, convicted murderers have one last chance to escape the gallow if the families of their victims choose to spare the murderers’ lives, often in exchange for “blood money.”


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