Tuesday , 3 August 2021

Iran: Prisoner Executed in Qom Prison

Iran Human Rights Organization- A prisoner sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed at Qom Central Prison.

According to Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Qom Prison on the morning of Monday, November 23. The prisoner who has only been identified by his first name, Hossein, was known as “Hossein Qomi” and had been sentenced to qisas on murder charges.

An informed source told IHR: “Everyone knew him as Hossein Qomi and though he was in prison for four years, nobody remembers what his real surname was.”

At the time of publication, the execution of this prisoner has not been announced by the domestic media or officials in Iran.

According to Iran Human Rights’ annual report, at least 225 of the 280 of those executed in 2019 were charged with “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.

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