Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 16, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Meshgin Shahr Prison.
According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed at Mesghin Shahr Prison on Saturday, February 13. The identity of the prisoner who was sentenced to to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been established as 37-year-old Ardabil native, Bahavar Tanazi.
An informed source has told IHR that since his arrest, Bahavar Tanazi had spent the last five behind bars.
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.