Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); January 25, 2023: Reza Aghaleh who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Qazvin Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Qazvin Central Prison on January 25. His identity has been established as 56-year-old Reza Aghaleh who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Reza Aghaleh was on death row for eight years and had been transferred for execution three times. He had three children.”
At the time of writing, his execution has not 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.