IRAN: THREE PRISONERS EXECUTED FOR MURDER CHARGES
April 29, 2020:
Three prisoners were hanged in Iran on 28 April 2020. (Sources: IHR)
According to IHR sources, the first two prisoners were hanged at Urmia prison. The prisoners are identified by the sources as Zarar Peyghami from the city of Oshnavieh and Yasser Rasouli from the city of Bukan. Both had been sentenced to death for murder charges.
Faegh Sharifi was hanged in Sanandaj prison. “Faegh was sentenced to death for murdering his neighbour,” the source told IHR. The Hengaw website that first published the news reported that Mr Sharifi was the father of three. His execution is carried out while the Islamic Republic’s authorities had usually been reluctant to execute people in the Muslims’ fasting month, Ramadan, during the past years. However, several people have been executed in the first days of Ramadan 2020.