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Iran | Man executed in Ghaen; male and female prisoners executed in Mashhad

Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 15, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to death on drug-related charges, has been executed at Ghaen Prison.

According to the Balouch Activists Campaign, a male prisoner was executed at Ghaen Prison in South Khorasan province on the morning of Tuesday, October 13. 

He has been identified as Mehrshad Barahouyi.

An informed source said that “Mehrshad did not have any prior criminal records.”

At the time of publication, Mehrshad’s execution has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.

Ghaen is the capital of Ghaenat County and the second biggest city in Khorasan Province.

According to reports collected by Iran Human Rights, 30 people were executed on drug-related charges in 2019.

Man Executed at Mashhad Central Prison


Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 15, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Mashhad Central Prison on Sunday. 

IHR previously published news of the execution of a female prisoner at the same prison, on the same day, raising Mashhad Central Prison’s execution count to two for Sunday, October 11.

According to the Khorasan newspaper website, on the morning of Sunday, October 11, the death sentence of a male prisoner was carried out in Mashhad Central Prison. 

The prisoner, who has only been identified as 37 year old Ali had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

Ali was accused of stabbing someone to death during a fight in a drug den in 2016, when he was 33 years old.

It should be noted, that with the execution of a female prisoner (Razieh, 33 years old) on that day, the number of people executed at Mashhad Central Prison on October 11 now stands at two.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.

Female Prisoner Executed in Mashhad


Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 15, 2020: A female prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Mashhad Central Prison.

According to the Bashgah Khabarnegaran Javan (Young Journalists Club), on the morning of Sunday, October 11, a female prisoner was executed at Mashhad Central Prison. The female prisoner, who has only been identified as 33 year old Razieh had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

According to the report, Razieh had killed her two young children due to financial pressure after separating from her second husband. 

Prior to the murders, she had sent text messages to family members indicating that she was intending to commit suicide.

Razieh had suffered from severe depression and mental health issues, according to the report.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, October 15, 2020


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