Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); May 25, 2023: Ali Piri who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Urmia Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia (Darya) Central Prison on 25 May. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Ali Piri who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights that Ali Piri was arrested around three years ago.
At the time of writing, his execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.
According to the 2022 Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 582 people were executed in Iran. Of those, 288 were executed for murder charges.
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.