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: Ten Hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison

Iran: Medieval and barbaric punishments
Iranian authorities executed ten prisoners at Karaj's Rajai Shahr Prison on Sunday December 11.

Iran Human Rights (DEC 12 2016): Ten prisoners were reportedly hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison (Alborz province, northern Iran) on murder charges. 

According to close sources, the executions were carried out by Iranian authorities on Sunday December 11.

Close sources have identified the names of two of the prisoners as Ali Jafari and Abdollah Ghaffari. 

The names of the other eight prisoners are not known at this time. 

The ten prisoners were reportedly transferred to solitary confinement on Saturday December 10 in preparation for their executions.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the media, have been silent about these ten executions.

Source: Iran Human Rights, December 12, 2016

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