The capital punishment for the perpetrator of an attack on three clergymen was applied in Iran, today, according to the Iranian media.

Consistent with the IRNA Iranian News Agency, which cited the countries Chief Justice, the perpetrator, named Abdul Latif Muradi, was hanged in a public execution on Monday, 20th June.

The report states that the hanged person brutally attacked three Iranian clergies during the month of Ramadan, this year.

He killed two of the three attacked clergymen, and was hanged after the legal proceedings.

Abdul Latif Muradi is said to be a man of Uzbek descent, who had entered Iran illegally from Pakistan, and resided in northeast Iran, Mashhad.

Muradi’s execution comes as the Norway-based Iran Human Rights Watch claims to have discovered proof that 12 persons convicted of murder or drug-related offenses were executed in a mass execution on June 6 in Zahedan, in the country’s southeast.

11 men and 1 woman were allegedly executed in Iran on June 6.

According to a report by Amnesty International, China and Iran are leading the way with a 20 percent increase, “five-fold rise from 2020” in case of Iran specifically, in executions in the year 2021.

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  • Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).