Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 15, 2021: Hossein Gholampour who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Qom Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed on murder charges in Qom Central Prison on the morning of September 13. His identity has been established as Hossein Gholampour, who was arrested around four years ago.
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.