Iran hangs two homicide convicts in latest executions

Iranian authorities have hanged two males convicted of homicide within the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan within the Islamic Republic’s newest executions, the court docket mentioned on Monday.

In a household dispute in 2020, Elias Raisi was discovered responsible of homicide and Ayoub Rigi of homicide with a army weapon due to “private variations” with the sufferer, justice information web site Mizan On-line mentioned.

They have been executed on Saturday after the victims’ households refused to pardon them beneath Islamic regulation, the chief prosecutor of the provincial capital Zahedan, Mehdi Shamsabadi, was quoted as saying.

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The newest executions got here two days after the court-confirmed three individuals have been hanged on costs of rape and armed theft within the southern metropolis of Shiraz.

Earlier this month Iran’s judiciary executed two males in reference to protests over the September 16 demise of Iranian Kurdish lady Mahsa Amini, 22, after she was arrested for allegedly violating the nation’s strict gown code for ladies.

Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, was publicly hanged on December 12 after being convicted by a court docket in Mashhad of murdering two members of the safety forces with a knife.

Mohsen Shekari, additionally 23, was executed 4 days earlier for injuring a member of the safety forces.

The judiciary mentioned that to date 11 individuals have been sentenced to demise over the protests, of which two have been executed and two have been allowed retrials.

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Activists say a few dozen different defendants have been charged with crimes that would earn them the demise penalty.

In line with London-based human rights group Amnesty Worldwide, Iran is second solely to China in utilizing the demise penalty, with at the very least 314 individuals executed in 2021.