Unnamed Man Executed for Murder in Dezful Prison

March 3, 2022, 7:10 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); March 3, 2022: An unnamed man who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for the murder of a policeman, was executed in Dezful Prison.

According to the Judiciary’s newsagency, Mizan, a man was executed in Dezful Prison on the morning of March 3. The unnamed man was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for the murder of a policeman in the course of a robbery.

The man was reportedly arrested six years ago and had been behind bars since.

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 and no grading, 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.