Hamed Hosseinpour Executed for Murder in Maku

July 12, 2023, 12:25 p.m.

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); July 12, 2023: Hamed Hosseinpour, a man sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, was executed in Maku Prison.

According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Maku Prison in Western Azerbaijan province on 12 July. His identity has been established as 32-year-old Hamed Hosseinpour who was sentenced qisas for murder.

An informed source told Iran Human Rights: “Hamed Hosseinpour was accused of killing his friend with a knife during a verbal argument in Shoot park five years ago.”

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, the victim’s family are required to choose between death as retribution, diya (blood money) or forgiveness.