IRAN: TWO EXECUTED ON MURDER CHARGES
June 30, 2018:
According to a close source, on the morning 2 prisoners were executed at Gorgan Prison on murder charges. (Source: Iran Human Rights, July 8-11, 2018)
One of the executions was followed by an act of revenge by the family of the prisoners on the victim's relatives.
One of the prisoners was identified as Vahid who was convicted of murder during a street fight. On July 5, Vahid's relatives invaded the plaintiffs' house in Ghal'e-Hasan and caused damage to their property on an act of revenge.
On July 6, IRNA website mentioned the invasion of the prisoner's family and quoted colonel Mohammad Shirazi, Chief of Police, "Yesterday (Thursday) the murderer's family invaded the house of the victim's family with a group of people and set fire to their house and car."
Many experts had earlier warned that implementation of Qisas leads to spread hate and hostility in a society.
The execution of these prisoners has not been announced by the state-run media so far.