Iran Human Rights (IHR); October 1, 2020: A prisoner who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder has been executed at Aligoudarz Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, on the morning of October 30, a male prisoner was executed at Aligoudarz Prison. His identity has been established as Saeed Bolouri, a Lorestan native who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told IHR: “Saeed Bolouri has been in detention since 2016 for the murder of his landlord. The dispute was over the 80million Toman security deposit that the landlord had to return to Saeed, but 3 months after moving out, his deposit wasn’t returned to him and ultimately, the dispute led to an argument and the murder of the landlord with a knife.”
"Saeed's family was willing to pay [the amount is known and protected by IHR] for the diyya (blood money), but the victim's family would not consent and demanded retribution," the source added.
At the time of publication, the execution of Saeed Bolouri has not been announced by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, 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.