IRAN: MAN HANGED FOR MURDER COMMITTED WHEN HE WAS MINOR
March 6, 2020:
According to Iran Human Rights sources, death-row prisoner Amir Mohammadpour (Mahmoud Pour) was hanged on 1st March 2020 at Urmia Central Prison (also known as Darya prison). (Sources: IHR, Hengaw)
He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder charges. HRANA, which first published the news, mentioned that the young man was a resident of Urmia city. According to Hengaw, which published the news on 6 March, the young man was 24, and a minor at the time of the crime. A source close to Mahmoud Pour family confirmed the news and said that Amir had been arrested by Bukan security forces in 2014 in charge of murder his father and his mother in law, and sentenced to death by Iranian judicial system. He had been detained for last 6 years in youth sector of Urumiyeh prison.