Death Sentence Issued to a Defendant in Tehran

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna News, a defendant in Tehran was sentenced to death by the First Criminal Court of Tehran Province for a murder he committed in 2018.

Iran ranks first in the world in citizen executions per capita, according to international organizations. The Statistics and Publication Center of the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRA) reported that between January 1 and December 20 of 2020, at least 236 citizens were executed.

One of these citizens was executed publicly, and two were juvenile offenders. An additional 95 citizens were sentenced to death. According to the same report, more than 72% of executions in Iran are not reported by the government or the judiciary, which human rights organizations call “secret” executions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *