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Amin Ali-Panahi Executed for Murder in Shiraz Central Prison

2 Jan 22
Amin Ali-Panahi Executed for Murder in Shiraz Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 2, 2022: Amin Ali-Panahi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Shiraz Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Shiraz Central Prison on 29 December 2021. His identity has been established as Amin Ali-Panahi who had been sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Amin Ali-Panahi was arrested on charges of murder four years ago. He was accused of killing his wife’s cousin over honour issues nine months after getting married. He was unsuccessful in obtaining forgiveness from the victim’s family.”

At the time of writing, neither of their executions have 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.