IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED AT ZAHEDAN CENTRAL PRISON ON MURDER CHARGES
October 29, 2017:
According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), a prisoner was executed at Zahedan Central prison on murder charges. (Source: Iran Human Rights, October 31, 2017)
The prisoner, identified as Majid Ramroudy, 25, had been held in prison for nearly 5 years.
The execution of Majid Ramroudy has not been announced by official Iranian media so far.
According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 142 of the 530 execution sentences in 2016 were implemented due to murder charges.
There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran, which results in issuing death sentence sfor any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.