Iran hangs two homicide convicts in newest executions

Iranian authorities hanged two males convicted of homicide within the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchistan within the newest executions carried out by the Islamic Republic, the judiciary stated on Monday.

Elias Raisi was discovered responsible of homicide in a household dispute in 2020, and Ayoub Rigi of 1 murder with a navy weapon over “private variations” with the sufferer, judiciary information website Mizan On-line stated.

They have been executed on Saturday after the households of the victims refused to pardon them beneath Islamic legislation, stated the chief prosecutor of the provincial capital Zahedan, Mehdi Shamsabadi.

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The most recent executions got here two days after the judiciary confirmed that three folks had been hanged for 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 Sept. 16 demise of Iranian-Kurdish girl Mahsa Amini, 22, after her arrest for an alleged violation of strict gown code feminine of the nation.

Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, was hanged in public on December 12 after being convicted by a Mashhad courtroom of killing two members of the safety forces with a knife.

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

The judiciary stated to this point 11 folks had been sentenced to demise over the protests, of whom two have been executed and two have been allowed to retrial.

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

In keeping with London-based rights group Amnesty Worldwide, Iran is second solely to China in its use of the demise penalty, with at the least 314 folks executed in 2021.