3 Prisoners Executed in Qom Prison
HRANA News Agency – Three prisoners were executed on charge of murder in Qom Prison on August 15, 2017. The cases of these prisoners had been opened 21 years ago.
According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Mahmoud Arab Khorasani, Mehdi Kaseb and Mohammad Taghi Dehpourvar were executed on charge of murder in the central prison of Qom on August 15, 2017.
The prisoners, all from Qom, were transferred to solitary confinement in Qom Prison for execution of the death sentence on August 13, 2017, and were executed on August 15, 2017.
A source close these prisoners explained to HRANA’s reporter that “they had been sentenced to death on charge of murder about 21 years ago. The death sentence was issued on the basis of the judge’s knowledge and not necessarily based on evidences.”
The source added: “Two of these prisoners were sentenced to lashes and three years in prison by acquitting from the death sentence and released, 21 years ago. But they were tried again and were sentenced to death on the basis of the judge’s knowledge.”