IRAN: 19-YEAR-OLD PRISONER EXECUTED IN RAJAI SHAHR PRISON
November 3, 2020:
According to semi-official news website Javan Online, a prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder was executed in recent days in Rajai Shahr Prison, IHR reported on 29 October 2020. (Source: IHR, 29/10/2020)
The report only identifies the executed prisoner as 19-year-old Peyman, but does not specify the date of the execution.
According to the report, in 2018, he had killed a man during an alcohol fuelled fight in a park near Kan, in Tehran. Informed sources have told IHR that Peyman may have been taken to the gallows from the juvenile ward. It should be noted that on 13 October, four male prisoners were executed at Rajai Shahr Prison, of which one was not identified. The details of Peyman’s case do not match those of the prisoners executed on 13 October.