Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 14, 2022: Hossein Fartash was executed for murder charges in Isfahan Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on the morning of May 12. His identity has been established as Hossein Fartash who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Hossein Fartash was a welder before being detained. He was arrested for an honour killing around four years ago and sentenced to qisas.”
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
In 2021, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges. Those charged with the umbrella term of “intentional murder” are sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) regardless of intent or circumstances due to a lack of grading in law. Once a defendant has been convicted, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.