Two Defendants Sentenced to Public Executions in Isfahan

Two Defendants Sentenced to Public Executions in Isfahan

Recently, the Criminal and Revolutionary Court of Isfahan sentenced two citizens to public executions for murdering a police officer.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Tabnak News Agency, two citizens identified with their initials, as Mohammad Q, age 38, and Sadegh M, age 25, were sentenced to public execution in Isfahan.

Confirming that this verdict has been issued by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Isfahan as well as the Criminal Court of this province, Fooladshahr’s Chief Justice, Mashoudifar stated: “these citizens are accused of killing a police officer, Ehsan Nasiri, during a fight.”

Since the verdict was issued in a short time, “the verdict is appealable and the defendants or their lawyer can make an appeal to the Supreme Court of Iran,” he added.

Iran has one of the highest numbers of executioners in the world. Public executions by hanging are also commonplace since the Islamic Revolution of 1979. From March 21, 2021, to March 16, 2022, at least 333 people were executed, including 12 women and 3 juvenile offenders who were under the age of 18 at the time of committing the crime. In addition, the courts sentenced 105 defendants to the death penalty. 

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