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 Young Prisoners Hanged on Murder Charges

Public execution in Iran
Three young prisoners were hanged in Adel Abad Prison, but the Iranian authorities are silent about it.

Iran Human Rights (AUG 5 2017): On the morning of Tuesday August 1, three prisoners in their early twenties were reportedly hanged at Shiraz's Adel Abad Prison on murder charges.

Close sources have identified the prisoners as Abolhassan Abravan, Ata Atazadeh, and Hassan Arefianfar. 

The prisoners were reportedly under the age of 20 at the time of their arrest four years ago for murder through attempted robbery. 

Another individual was reportedly present during the robbery, Mohsen Pourmand, but he was issued a 13-year prison sentence.

Iranian official sources, including the Judiciary and the state-run media, have not announced these three executions.

Source: Iran Human Rights, August 6, 2017

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