Sivan Hosseini Executed for Murder in Sanandaj

Dec. 12, 2021, 11:10 a.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 12, 2021: Sivan Hosseini who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Sanandaj Central Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Sanandaj Central Prison on December 11. His identity has been established as 35-year-old Sivan Hosseini who was sentenced to qisas for murder.

Speaking to Iran Human Rights, an informed source said: “He was arrested in 2016 for the murder of his wife and subsequently sentenced to qisas. Despite him having two young children, his wife’s family refused to grant him forgiveness to the end.”

At the time of writing, Sirvan’s execution has not been reported by domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ Annual Report on the Death Penalty, at least 211 of the 267 people executed in 2020 were sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for "premeditated murder."

As there are no legal distinctions made between murder and manslaughter, whether voluntary or involuntary in Iran, those charged under the umbrella term of “premeditated murder” will receive the death penalty regardless of intent and the circumstances.