IRAN: 65-YEAR-OLD PRISONER HANGED WITHOUT GIVING HIM ANY WARNING
July 18, 2018:
A death row inmate in Dizelabad Prison of Kermanshah was executed, while he was given just a few hours notice before he is hanged, and relatives are not notified until the prisoner is already dead. (Sources: Iran HRM, 24/07/2018)
Identified as Saleh Khanizadeh, 65, who spend 10 years on death row, was found guilty of murder. His family could not visit him before his execution as the prisoner was not told of his execution until hours before he is led to the gallows.
A source from inside the prison said, “He contacted his family even one day before the execution, but he had no information about the date of his execution. He was sent to the gallows without prior warning.”
Prison authorities delivered the corpse to the family after they received US $ 27 for the rope used for the execution.