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: More Public Executions, Prisoner Hanged While Crowd Watched

Ilam public execution, Iran, 17 Sept. 2017
Iran Human Rights (SEPT 19 2017): A prisoner by the name of Samir Deivband was hanged in public in the city of Ilam in front of a crowd of people.

According to a report by the state-run media IRIB, the prisoner was sentenced to death on murder charges and was hanged in public on the morning of Sunday September 17. 

The IRIB report only identified the prisoner by the initials "S.D.", but local sources confirmed the prisoner's name to Iran Human Rights as Samir Deivband.

The research of Iran Human Rights shows 33 people were hanged in public in Iran in 2016 and an audience of hundreds of people, including children, were present for most of these hangings. 

Human rights activists and informed members of civil society have always severely criticized this issue.

Another prisoner by the name of Abouzar Ghadami was executed the day before, September 16, 2017, in Shiraz, southern Iran. He had been also found guilty of murder.

A young man identified as Davoud Hajizadeh was publicly hanged on September 14, 2017, in the town of Salmas, Western Azerbaijan. He was found guilty of murder.

Source: Iran Human Rights, September 19, 2017

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Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2017