Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS (MARCH 13, 2018): The 10th annual report on the death penalty in Iran by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM shows that in 2017 at least 517 people were executed in the Islamic Republic of Iran. 
This number is comparable with the execution figures in 2016 and confirms the relative reduction in the use of the death penalty compared to the period between 2010 and 2015. 
Nevertheless, with an average of more than one execution every day and more than one execution per one million inhabitants in 2017, Iran remained the country with the highest number of executions per capita.
2017 Annual Report at a Glance:
At least 517 people were executed in 2017, an average of more than one execution per day111 executions (21%) were announced by official sources.Approximately 79% of all executions included in the 2017 report, i.e. 406 executions, were not announced by the authorities.At least 240 people (46% of all executions) were executed for murder charges - 98 more than in 2016.At le…

Iran: Three Public Executions In Shiraz

Three executed in public in Shiraz, Iran
Iran Human Rights, August 3, 2014: Three prisoners were hanged in public in the city of Shiraz (Southern Iran) today August 3, reported the Iranian state media.

According to the official website of the Judiciary in Fars province, the three prisoners (...) were charged with “Moharebeh” (waging war against God) through armed robbery. 

They had also committed rape, said the report.

The executions were carried out in the area of Guyom in Shiraz, said the report.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual reports on the death penalty, Fars province (capital Shiraz) had the highest number of public executions in 2012 and 2013.

Names of the prisoners were written on a big banner: 

Mohammad Ghareh Ghaani

Bahman Kochakpour

(...) Rostami

Source: Iran Human Rights, August 3, 2014

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