Iran Human Rights Organization; March 13, 2022: Alam Yar-Ahmadzehi, a Baluch man sentenced to qisas for “murder during a fight”, was executed in Khash Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Baluch man was executed in Khash Prison on the morning of March 12. His identity has been established as 48-year-old Alam Yar-Ahmadzehi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder during a fight.
Alam Yar-Ahmadzehi was arrested over eleven years ago and had been behind bars since.
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 and no grading, 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.