The death sentence of a prisoner carried out in Urmia prison

The death sentence of a prisoner carried out in Urmia prison

16:55 - 1 February 2024

 

Hengaw: Thursday, February 1, 2024

The execution of a Azerbaijani-Turkish citizen, Mehdi Azaryoun, sentenced to death for drug-related charges, was carried out in Urmia Central Prison. The Hengaw Organization for Human Rights received a report confirming that the execution took place at dawn on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Mehdi Azaryoun had initially been arrested on charges of intentional homicide, leading to his subsequent death sentence by the judicial system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

It is notable that the news of this execution has not yet been announced in Iranian state media, particularly those associated with the judiciary.

This report underscores the ongoing concerns regarding the transparency and communication surrounding capital punishment cases in Iran.