Two Executed, One Pardoned in Shahr-e Kord
Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) – On the morning of October 14th, Saleh Dehkordi, 38, and Yarali Noori, 40, were executed in Shahr-e Kord Prison. In the eleventh hour, Davoud Shokri, 26, was pardoned by family members of the plaintiff on his case.
All three were transferred to solitary confinement on October 13th, the protocol for prisoners whose execution is imminent.
Dehkordi, who had reportedly been detained in Shahr-e-Kord since 2011, was slated for execution in 2014 but returned to prison when his victim’s family members agreed to absolve him. He was among Shahr-e Kord prisoners injured in a 2014 fire.
Shahr-e Kord is the capital of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.
According to Amnesty International’s annual report, Iran ranks first in the world in executions per capita. According to registered data from the Statistics, Publications, and Achievements Division of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI), at least 256 citizens were executed in Iran between October 10, 2017, and October 9, 2018, 15 of which were public hangings. Sixty-eight percent of executions, referred to as “secret executions,” are not announced by the state or Judiciary.