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Unnamed Man Executed in Ardabil

16 Oct 23
Unnamed Man Executed in Ardabil

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 16, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unidentified man for murder in Ardabil Central Prison.

According to Tasnim, a man was executed in Ardabil Central Prison on 15 October. The unidentified man was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

Amin Ranjbar, the Deputy Prosecutor of Ardabil province said: “On 28 October 2021, an individual stabbed his father-in-law with 27 consecutive knife stabbings inside a car in an Ardabil alley due to a family feud. He was sentenced to qisas.

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.