Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 22, 2022: Ahmad Gashoul has been 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 May 19. His identity has been established as 21-year-old Ahmad Gashoul who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Ahmad Gashoul had killed a prison guard while trying to escape prison in November 2019.”
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to data gathered by Iran Human Rights, at least 183 people were executed on murder charges in 2021. 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.