Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 19, 2021: Rahmat Fereydouni 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 in Qom Central Prison on the morning of November 17. His identity has been established as Rahmat Fereydouni, who was sentenced to qisas for murder. According to informed sources, he was on death row for four years and seven months after he was arrested on murder charges.
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.