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A death row prisoner hanged in Firuraq of Khoy Couny

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Human Rights in Iran – Thursday, June 18th 2020 / A death row prisoner accused of two premeditated murders was hanged in public.

According to Human Rights in Iran quoting from Azar Bakhish news agency, on Thursday morning, June 11th 2020, a prisoner accused of killing his mother-in-law and brother-in-law, incarcerated in Khoy Prison (West Azerbaijan), was executed in Firuraq of Khoy county, after the death sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court of the State.

According to the report: “In 2018, the groom of a family in the city of Khoy who had killed his wife’s mother and his 13 years old brother-in-law through the hitting with stick, after his arrest and confession was sentenced to retaliation at the request of the victim’s parents”.

Following the approval of the death penalty by the Criminal Court, the Supreme Court and the judiciary of the county, the execution took place in front of a large crowd of people and several judicial and enforcement officials in Firuraq, the site of murder.

Firuraq is a city in the Firuraq district of Khoy, located in West Azerbaijan, 8 kms west of Khoy county.

According to the annual report by Amnesty International in 2019, the Iranian government executed at least 251 people. At least 4 of those executed were under the age of 18 at the time of crime. However due to the lack of transparency of the authorities, it is difficult to find out the actual number of executions in this country and it may be much higher than the announced figures.

Considering the International Instrument of Human Rights and also the Article 5 in Universal Declaration of Human Rights, no one should be treated in a manner that causes their degradation and humiliation.

On February 18, 2020, Amnesty International released a report describing human rights abuses in Iran, in which issued a report on the issuance and enforcement of death sentences: International human rights law allows acts involving same-sex sexual intercourse with reciprocal consent and extramarital sex; muharebeh (enmity against God), spreading corruption on earth, insulting Mohammed the prophet and fighting against Islamic State are crime titles punishment of which is execution and hanging while there is no vague definition for them, yet.

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