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Hossein Habibi Executed in Urmia/2 Executed That Day

3 Feb
Hossein Habibi Executed in Urmia/2 Executed That Day

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 3, 2024: Hossein Habibi was executed for murder charges in Urmia Central Prison. Another execution was reported at the prison that day.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Urmia Central Prison (Darya) on 31 January. His identity has been established as Hossein Habibi who was around 40 and sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Hossein Habibi was arrested around five years ago and sentenced to qisas. The victim’s family had demanded 5 billion tomans as diya which Hossein’s family couldn’t afford.”

Mehdi Azarioun was previously reported to have been executed at the prison that day.

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.