Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 11, 2023: Bakhtiar Cheraghi, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah (Dizel Abad) Central Prison on 11 July. His identity has been established as Bakhtiar Cheraghi who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Bakhtiar Cheraghi was accused of killing a gold seller from Javanroud named Abdollah Veisi.”
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.