Death Sentences Issued for 2 Defendants in Tehran

In two separate cases, two defendants in Tehran were sentenced to death by the Second and Seventh Branches of the First Criminal Court of Tehran.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Didar, a defendant in Tehran was sentenced to death by the Second Branch of the First Criminal Court of this province for murder.

Also, according to Javan Online, a young man in Tehran was sentenced to death by the Seventh Branch of the First Criminal Court of this province for murder.

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.