IRAN: PRISONER EXECUTED IN SANANDAJ CENTRAL PRISON FOR MURDER
October 28, 2020:
According to Iran Human Rights, a prisoner was executed on 21 October 2020 morning in Sanandaj Central Prison. The prisoner, whose identity was established as 28-year-old Shahram Takhsha, was on death row on the charge of “premeditated murder during the course of an armed robbery.” (Source: IHR, 21/10/2020)
Previously, an informed source had told IHR: “Shahram Takhsha was arrested two years and eleven months ago on charges of murder during an armed robbery with his brother Shahriyar. Shahram was arrested after being shot in the leg and sentenced to death as the primary defendant and his brother sentenced to 40 years in prison as his accomplice.”
HRANA News Agency, which first published the news, wrote of Shahram Takhsha's health condition: "Shahram Takhsha was shot and wounded during his arrest and has since been in prison without any medical attention until he was taken limping for execution this morning.”
At the time of publication, the execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the domestic media or officials in Iran.