Iran Human Rights (IHRGNO); January 14, 2023: Maher Eyluli and Ali Abbaszadeh, two men sentenced to death for both murder and drug-related charges, were executed in Shiraz Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison on January 12. Their identities have been established as 37-year-old Maher Eyluli and Ali Abbaszadeh who were arrested in the same case over two years ago.
They were sentenced to death for drug-related charges by the Revolutionary Court and qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder by the Criminal Court. They appear to have been executed for the murder charges.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Mahed Eyluli was father of one, his wife had divorced him after he was sentenced to death.”
At the time of writing, neither of their executions have been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
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.