Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 28, 2022: Yousef Sanjari, a Baluch man sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Jiroft Prison.
According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Jiroft Prison on the morning of June 26. His identity has been reported as Yousef Sanjari from Eslam Abad 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.