Iran Human Rights (IHR); September 27, 2021: Ahmad Forouhid who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Boroujerd Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed on murder charges in Boroujerd Prison on the morning of September 22. His identity has been established as 45-year-old Ahmad Forouhid.
Informed sources have told IHR that Ahmad was from city of Zanjan but lived in Boroujerd and was convicted of murder over financial issues.
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."
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.