Iran Human Rights (IHR); January 28, 2021: Prisoner Abbas Ali Hosseini who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Zanjan Central Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Zanjan Central Prison on the morning of January 27. The prisoner whose identity has been established as Abhar native, Abbas Ali Hosseini, had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told IHR: “Abbas Ali Hosseini had been in prison since 2018 and had been unsuccessful in obtaining consent from his victim’s family during that period and was executed on Wednesday morning.”
At the time of writing, Abbas Ali Hosseini’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.