Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 17, 2022: An unidentified man was executed in Karaj Central Prison after being sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
According to Rokna, a man was executed in Karaj Central Prison. His identity and date of execution have not been revealed in the report.
The executed man was sentenced to qisas for “murder and sexual harassment”, according to the report.
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.