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Fatemeh Aslani Executed for Murder in Isfahan

19 Dec 21
Fatemeh Aslani Executed for Murder in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 19, 2021: Fatemeh Aslani who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Isfahan Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a woman was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on the morning of December 19. Her identity has been established as Fatemeh Aslani from Sehr Forouzan city and she was sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Fatemeh Aslani was arrested for the murder of her husband nine years ago. She was accused of planning to kill her husband with a friend, they were in love with each other. Fatemeh said in court that she was innocent but the person who killed her husband had fled the country and they executed Fatemeh instead of them.”

At the time of writing, Fatemeh’s 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.