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: Man arrested two weeks ago hanged in public

Man publicly hanged 2 weeks after his arrest, Neyshabur, Iran. Sept. 30, 2016
Man publicly hanged 2 weeks after his arrest, Neyshabur, Iran. Sept. 30, 2016
A man was hanged in public in the Razavi Khorasan province (northeastern Iran) on Friday September 30. 

A crowd of people reportedly watched the execution.

Iran Human Rights (October 2 2016): A man who was arrested about two weeks ago on murder and rape charges was hanged in public in the city of Neyshabur. 

According to the Iranian state-run news agency, Mehr, the execution was carried out in public in front of a crowd of people on the morning of Friday September 30. 

The report identifies the prisoner as Mehdi N., 37 years old. 

Such a short time between the arrest and execution of an individual indicates lack of due process, which according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR), is not uncommon in Iran. 

IHR suspects "Mehdi N." may have not received a fair trial or the chance to defend himself.

Source: Iran Human Rights, October 3, 2016

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