Iran Human Rights (IHR); December 19, 2020: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Boroujerd Central Prison on the morning of Thursday, December 18. His identity has been established as Rasoul Ferdows, a 34 year-old Maragheb native, who was on death row for murder.
Informed sources told IHR that Rasoul Ferdows had been arrested and held behind bars since 2016.
At the time of publication, the execution of this prisoner has not been reported 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.