Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 13, 2021: Adham Maksani, a Baluch prisoner sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Iranshahr Prison.
According to the Baluch Activists Campaign, a Baluch man was executed on murder charges in Iranshahr Prison on September 11. His identity was established as Adham Maksani, known as Hafez, who was from the village of Shamsabad Bampur.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been announced 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." One case of qassameh was recorded by IHR in 2020.
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 the intent and circumstances.