IRAN: PRISONER HANGED WHILE CROWD WATCHED
September 17, 2017:
A prisoner by the name of Samir Deivband was hanged in public in the city of Ilam in front of a crowd of people. (Source: Iran Human Rights, September 19, 2017)
According to a report by the state-run media IRIB, the prisoner was sentenced to death on murder charges and was hanged in public on the morning of September 17.
The IRIB report only identified the prisoner by the initials "S.D.", but local sources confirmed the prisoner's name to Iran Human Rights as Samir Deivband.