Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 3, 2023: Ghorban Ghorbanpour, a man sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Rasht Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Rasht Central Prison on March 2. His identity has been established as Ghorban Ghorbanpour who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Hassan Abbasi and Ali Rezaei, two other prisoners sentenced to death for murder were also executed at the prison on February 23.
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.