Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 24, 2021: A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed at an unknown location (most probably a Tehran prison).
According to Rokna, a young man was executed in an unknown prison on the morning of July 17. The prisoner who has not been named was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind).
He was reportedly convicted of stabbing another man in a fight to death two years ago. He was most probably executed in one of the Tehran prisons.
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.