Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 1, 2021: Mansour Kahrazehi who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Zahedan Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on the morning of August 28. His identity has been established as Mansour Kahrazehi, who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Resanak which first broke news of his execution reported that Mansour was arrested for the murder of his uncle and sentenced to qisas. His grandfather had refused to grant forgiveness or accept diya (blood money) instead of retribution.
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.