Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); December 27, 2021: In recent days, a prisoner sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison.
According to Javan Online, a man sentenced to qisas for murder, was executed in Rajai Shahr Prison in recent days. His identity and the exact date of the execution have not been reported.
He was accused of killing a villager over a financial dispute in the Lavasanat region in Tehran in February 2018, according to the report.
He was previously taken to the gallows three months ago but had managed to obtain a two-month delay at the last minute.
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.