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Ali Shirzadeh Executed in Tabriz

16 Nov 23
Ali Shirzadeh Executed in Tabriz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 16, 2023: Ali Shirzadeh, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Tabriz Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed Tabriz Central Prison on 15 November. His identity has been established as 40-year-old Ali Shirzadeh from Jolfa  who was sentenced to qisas for murder.

An informed source told IHRNGO: “Ali Shirzadeh was married with a child. He was arrested around three years ago.”

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.