Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 1, 2022: Sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, Hossein Kaveh was executed in Rasht Central Prison on January 29. Another prison was returned to his cell after obtaining an extension in his case.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Rasht Central Prison on the morning of January 29. His identity has been established as 50-year-old Hossein Kaveh who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
HRANA newsagency which first broke news of his execution reported that Hossein had been behind bars for the last nine years.
At the time of writing, Hossein Kaveh’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.