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Unidentified Teenager Executed in Sabzevar

24 Nov 23
Unidentified Teenager Executed in Sabzevar

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); November 24, 2023: State media have reported the execution of an unnamed 18-year-old man for murder in Sabzevar.

According to the judiciary’s Mizan news agency, a young man was executed in Sabzevar on 24 November. The exact location of the unnamed man’s execution has not been specified. He was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

The defendant was accused of killing another man during a street altercation. His forced confessions were previously aired with his 16-year-old co-defendant who received a prison term. According to state media, the unnamed defendant was sentenced to a public execution. It is not clear whether he was hanged publicly or in Sabzevar Prison.

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.