Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 10, 2022: Javad Amini who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Amol Prison.
According to HRANA news agency, a man was executed in Amol Prison on the morning of 9 June. His identity has been reported as Javad Amini who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
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.