Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 1, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder was executed in Ardabil Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, this morning, Tuesday, September 1, a man was executed in Ardabil Central Prison. His identity has been established as 40 year old Ardabil native, Alireza Samadi, who had been in prison for 8 years.
An informed source told IHR: "Alireza Samadi was sentenced to death for the murder of his father.”
At the time of publication, the execution of Alireza Samadi has not been announced by domestic media or official sources in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with "premeditated murder."
As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.