Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 19, 2023: Habibollah Ilkhani who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Kermanshah Central Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison on 18 July. His identity has been established as 50-year-old Habibollah Ilkhani who was sentenced to qisas for murder.
Hengaw which broke news of his execution reported that Habibollah was a teacher prior to being arrested for an honour killing more than 12 years ago.
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.