Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 20, 2022: Abdulrashid Sahneh, a Turkaman prisoner sentenced to retribution for murder, was executed in Gorgan Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Turkaman prisoner was executed in Gorgan Prison (Amirabad) on 20 June. His identity has been established as 34-year-old Abdulrashid Sahneh who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) 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.