Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); June 9, 2023: Ali Doust Barahouyi, a Baluch man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Zahedan Central Prison.
According to Hal Vash, a Baluch man was executed in Zahedan Central Prison on 8 June. His identity has been reported as 45-year-old Ali Doust Barahouyi who was sentenced to qisas for the murder of his wife.
He was arrested in Kharout Bakhsh village around two 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.