Thursday, August 22, 2019 09:39

death penalty

Unofficial sources say political prisoner was hanged

Unofficial sources report that Saman Nasim, an Iranian-Kurdish political prisoner, was hanged in Urmia prison on Thursday February 19, although the news has not been confirmed by Iranian authorities. » read more

Rights group appeals to Iran to spare condemned man

Amnesty International has called on Iran to halt the execution of Saman Nasim, who was found guilty of enmity against God for membership in the PJAK group and is scheduled to be hanged on February 19. » read more

Amended law could reduce drug-related executions

Iran’s Commissioner of Human Rights Mohammad Javad Larijani says his office is making a concentrated effort to change capital punishment linked to drug charges, which would result in a considerable decline in executions in Iran. » read more

Young woman executed for killing alleged sexual attacker

Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed on Saturday morning October 25 in Rejai Shahr Prison in Karaj. The Tehran Prosecutor’s office announced that the office’s efforts to mediate reconciliation with the victim’s family failed; therefore, Jabbari’s Qesas sentence was carried out on Saturday. » read more

Sons of murder victim deny mercy to convicted woman

The last “peace and reconciliation” meeting in the case of Reyhaneh Jabbari, sentenced to death for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, culminated without a resolution on Wednesday October 15. » read more

Condemned woman appeals to victim’s family for mercy

The head of the Tehran Justice Department has announced that the file of Reyhaneh Jabbari, a woman sentenced to death for the murder of her attacker, is in the process of mediation. » read more

Two Iranian women may soon face execution

Reyhaneh Jabbari and Ashraf Nazari, two Iranian women convicted of murder, have been transferred to solitary confinement in Rejai Shahr Prison and are possibly being prepared for execution. » read more

Rights group objects to young Iranian's imminent execution

Amnesty International has expressed concern regarding the imminent execution of 22-year-old Rasoul Holoumi, who was convicted of murder five years ago in Iran.

Amnesty International maintains that there are serious doubts about the fairness of the legal proceedings that led to his sentence. » read more

Activists object to hanging of chief fraud suspect

Prominent Iranian cultural and civil activists in Iran have issued a letter denouncing the hanging of Mahafarid Amir Khosravi, the prime suspect in the $3-billion fraud, as ordered by the Iranian judiciary. » read more

Victims’ families mercy saves more killers from death sentence

Two more people have escaped death by hanging with the consent of their victims’ families in recent days. » read more