A prisoner was hanged in Khalkhal prison. Iran’s Human Rights Organization reported that Hossein Taheri’s death sentence was carried out on Thursday, April 17, 2020. The prisoner who was charged with murder and carrying a weapon, has been imprisoned since 2015.
The execution of the 37 year old Hossein Taheri has not been announced in the Iranian media yet.
Despite the start of the holy month of Ramadan and the coronavirus outbreak which has taken thousands of lives, the Iranian regime murder machine continues to execute prisoners.
Iran has the highest number of executions in proportion to its population.
According to our sources and the statistics gathered from various sources, there were 281 executions in 2019, of which 15 were women.
Since in many cases, the executions are announced to up to several months later or are not made public, the real figures are much higher.
The execution figures are as the following:
259 men, including 3 political prisoners