Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 21, 2021: Death row prisoner Ramin Saadat-Beiglou who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Qazvin Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Qazvin Central Prison on Sunday, June 20. His identity has been established as Ramin Saadat-Beiglou who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
Speaking to IHR, an informed said: “Ramin had been in prison on charges of murdering a person who owed him 10 million Tomans since 2017.”
“The murder took place during a fight that had started as a verbal argument. Ramin said: ‘we were standing on the street and I pushed him against the wall and saw that he was bleeding and dead.’ Scared, Ramin had initially fled but handed himself in to the police 24 hours later,” the source continued.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 211 of the 267 people executed in 2020 were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for "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.