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Shamsollah Banani Executed in Ahar

3 Nov 23
Shamsollah Banani Executed in Ahar

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 3, 2023: Shamsollah Banani, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Ahar Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ahar Prison on 29 October. His identity has been established as 42-year-old Shamsollah Banani from Takestan in Qazvin. He was sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Shamsollah Banani was arrested three years ago and sentenced to qisas. He was accused of murder over financial issues.”

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