Execution in Isfahan Prison
A prisoner was executed in Isfahan Prison on June 29, 2020.
According to Human Rights Center “Breathing in Confinement”, Seyyed Yahya Mousavi Aghche’s death sentence was carried out in Isfahan Prison on Monday morning, June 29, 2020.
The prisoner was charged with murder and his hanging has not been reported in any official media in Iran.
“Breathing in Confinement” also stated that Mohammad Javanmard who was an inmate of the Khorramabad Central Prison was hanged on April 18, 2020.
Javanmard was imprisoned since 2016 on charges of murder.
An informed source said:
“The 38 years old was married and father to two girls. He was a farmer. On the day of the incident, he wanted to water his sheep when he got into a fight with three people about the water. During the fight, they wanted to take Mohammad’s weapon when the gun accidentally fired and one of them dies. Mohammad Javanmard really wasn’t intending to kill anybody and the person’s death was an accident.”
Javanmard’s death sentence was carried out in mid-April and it hasn’t been published in any news.
Since the beginning of the Persian new year (21st March) at least 58 people have been executed.
Since in many cases, the executions are announced to up to several months later or are not made public at all, the real figures are much higher.
“No to Prison – No to Execution” condemns death sentences for any reason and under any pretext and emphasizes that it must be stopped.
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.