Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); August 24, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder in Mahvelat county prison.
According to ILNA, a man was executed in Mahvelat county prison in Khorasan Razavi province on 23 August. The unnamed 29-year-old man was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
He had reportedly committed the alleged murder in February/March 2020 and sentenced to qisas by the Khorasan Razavi criminal court in less than three months. The victim’s family were present at the hanging.
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, as the plaintiffs, are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.