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Unnamed Man Executed in Golestan

1 Nov 23
Unnamed Man Executed in Golestan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 1, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unidentified man for murder in Golestan province.

According to According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), a man was executed at an unspecified prison in Golestan province on 30 October. The unidentified man were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of a policeman.

The report states that he had killed the policeman in the village of Ramian in Golestan province on 16 September 2022.

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, as the plaintiffs, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.