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Unidentified Man Executed in Khoy

25 Oct 23
Unidentified Man Executed in Khoy

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); October 25, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unidentified man for murder in Khoy Prison.

According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), a man was executed in Khoy Prison in Western Azerbaijan province on 24 October. The man only identified as A.M, was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. He had allegedly committed murder with a firearm.

Naser Atbati, the Prosecutor of Western Azerbaijan province said: “The convict had committed murder in 2014 and the sentence was carried out following the plaintiff’s request for 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.