Iran hangs 5 prisoners collectively in Kermanshah Prison
At least five prisoners were hanged on Junly at Dizelabad Prison in Kermanshah, west of Iran. One of the victims is identified as Alireza Ashuri, 57. All the five were found guilty of murder.
In yet another case on the morning of July 17, a prisoner was hanged in the Birjand Prison in South Khorasan Province. He was sentenced to death on murder charges, identified as Baratali Shirdelan.
In another development on the morning of July 16, a prisoner was hanged at Mashhad Prison, northeast of Iran. He was identified as Gholamali, 41, convicted of being involved in a fight during a wedding he attended in 2009 that resulted in the death of a man. Gholamali arrested in 2014 and sentenced to death on murder charges, the state-run Khorasan Daily reported on July 18, 2018.
The state-run ISNA news agency
The head of the Kerman Revolutionary Court was quoted on July 13, 2018, in the state-run Fars news agency report as announcing the execution of Yahya Ahmad Yousefi in Kerman Prison. His sentence carried out after the confirmation by the Supreme Court. The prisoner accused of “corruption on earth” tried in a Revolutionary Court in Kerman, Ahmad Ghorbani said. He was charged with murder and kidnapping.
On the morning of July 12, one prisoner charged with murder executed in Khoy Prison. Identified as Babak Bolughi 24, from Khoy, the convict was arrested three years ago. Khoy is a city and capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province in Iran.
According to Amnesty International’s report, among all the recorded executions worldwide in 2017, more than 51 percent were carried out in Iran.
Although second, behind China in terms of executions, Iran “carried out 84 percent of the global total number of executions.”
The number of executions in Iran last year was 507, “accounting for 60 percent of all confirmed executions in the region.” Of the 507 people executed, “501 were men and six were women. At least five juvenile offenders were executed, and 31 executions were carried out publicly.”