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Afshar Minayi Executed in Kermanshah

9 Aug 21
Afshar Minayi Executed in Kermanshah

Iran Human Rights (IHR); August 9, 2021: A prisoner named Afshar Minayi who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Kermanshah Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison this morning, August 9. His identity has been established as Afshar Minayi who was sentenced to qisas for murder.

“Mr Minayi was from a village in Paveh and was a father of two children, a son and a daughter. He had been in prison for murder for the last five years,” an informed source told IHR.

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.