IRAN - Arsalan Yasini, possibly a minor at the time of the crime, executed in Urmia on August 17.

20 August 2020 :

Arsalan Yasini, possibly a minor at the time of the crime, hanged on August 17 in the prison of Urmia. According to Iran Human Rights, Arsalan Yasini was executed in Urmia Central Prison (also known as Darya Prison) on August 17. The prisoner’s identity has been established as Arsalan Yasini, around 32, who was on death row for murder. Yesterday, IHR reported that he had been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for the implementation of his sentence. Informed sources had previously told IHR that Arsalan had been behind bars since 2011 on charges of "murdering his grandparents" and had been sentenced to qisas (retribution in kind) at the request of his father. However, new information made available to IHR shows that Arsalan’s father had in fact passed away some time ago and his paternal aunt was the one present during the execution. Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) in the following days gave a partially different news, claiming that Yassini was born in 1990, in Naqadeh, and that at the time of the crime he had not turned 18. At the time of publication, the execution of Arsalan Yasini has not been announced by the domestic media or officials in Iran.


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