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Hossein Hedayati Executed in Amol Prison

18 Oct 21
Hossein Hedayati Executed in Amol Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 18, 2021: Hossein Hedayati who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Amol Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Amol Prison on the morning of October 2. His identity has been established as 32-year-old Hossein Hedayati who was sentenced to qisasfor murder.

Informed sources told Iran Human Rights: “Hossein Hedayati was accused of committing murder during a mass fight. But according to those that knew him, someone else had committed the murder but everyone testified against Hossein.

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.