Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 18, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Sanandaj Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Sanandaj Central Prison in early hours of this morning, January 18. The identity of the prisoner who had been sentenced to to qisas (retribution-in-kind) on murder charges has been established as 46-year-old Fateh Ghaderi from Sarvabad.
IHR previously reported that Fateh Ghaderi was transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for his execution on the morning of January 15.
At the time of writing, Fateh Ghaderi’s execution 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.