Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); 21 July, 2023: An unidentified man was executed for murder charges in Ahar Prison.
According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahar Prison in East Azerbaijan province on 18 July. His identity has not been established at the time of writing. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
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.