Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 13, 2022: Official sources have reported the execution of a man named as Ali Ch for the murder of a “senior intelligence police officer” in Mashhad Central Prison.
According to Mashregh, a man was executed in Mashhad Central Prison on July 12. His identity has only been revealed as 34-year-old Ali Ch (surname unknown) who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of a “senior intelligence police officer.”
Per the report, the executed man had shot Colonel Seyyed Javad Jafarian (then head of the Violent Crime Department of the Khorasan Razavi Intelligence Police) with a hunting rifle and injured his brother in September 2020.
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.