Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); September 6, 2022: Official sources have reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder in Tabriz Central Prison.
According to Rokna, a man was executed in Tabriz Central Prison. The report does not specify the man’s identity or exact date of execution. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
The unnamed man was accused of raping and killing a woman with two other men. One of his co-defendants was executed at the same prison on July 6 and the other escaped death row after the victim’s family decided against his execution.
He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
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.
At least 251 including 6 women and 67 Baluch minorities were executed in the first six months of 2022. This is double the number of executions in the same period in 2021 when 117 people were executed.