Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 13, 2023: Hossein Ali Zarouni, a man sentenced to death for murder charges, was executed in Ilam Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ilam Central Prison on 12 July. His identity has been established as Hossein Ali Zarouni from Kouhdasht. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Hossein Ali Zarouni was a bank worker prior to arrest. He was sentenced to for the murder of his sister’s husband and also killing two policemen at the Gavmish bridge checkpoint while he was escaping.”
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.