Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 10, 2021: Ahmad Bahrami who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Rajai Shahr Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, at least one man was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison on the morning of November 10. His identity has been established as Ahmad Bahrami, who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Speaking to Iran Human Rights, an informed source said: “Ahmad Bahrami was actually a policeman himself. He had caught his wife in bed with another man and killed them both.”
According to the source, Ahmad Bahrami was transferred to the gallows from Ward 6 of Rajai Shahr Prison. The number of executions at the prison that day is likely to be higher.
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.