Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO); February 11, 2024: State media reported the execution of an unnamed man for murder charges in Tabriz Central Prison.
According to Rokna, a man was executed in Tabriz Central Prison. The report does not specify the exact date and identity of the man.
He was accused of killing another man with a firearm in November 2019 and sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder.
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.