IRAN: PRISONER HANGED IN QAZVIN FOR MURDER
July 27, 2020:
According to Iran Human Rights, that reported the news on 25 July 2020, on the morning of 14 July, a 21-year-old prisoner on death row was executed in Qazvin Central Prison. (Source: IHR, 25/07/2020)
The identity of the prisoner has been established as Majid Choupani.
"Majid Choupani was sentenced to death for the murder of a Nissan driver," an informed source told IHR.
"In his confession, he said that the man intended to sexually assault him."
The source also said that the incident took place in an abandoned field in Takestan, Qazvin, and that the murder weapon was a piece of rock. The source added: "Majid had said that he didn’t strike him with the intention of killing him and only intended to hit him to get rid of him, but was forced to flee. When he realised that he didn’t have a pulse and was dead, he was scared and shocked and ran away. After 40 hours, in his own words, he felt guilty and surrendered and confessed at the Qazvin police station."
The execution has not been announced by domestic media and or officials at the time of publishing this article.